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Oak Mountain State Park’s Campground Gears Up for Reopening After $13 Million Renovation

Oak Mountain State Park’s campground is set to reopen next weekend, featuring paved roads, a camp store to visitors, and other significant upgrades following a $13 million renovation. The first campers are expected to check in at the new campground on Friday, May 24, just before Memorial Day weekend.

The reopening marks the campground’s first major renovation in nearly 50 years. On May 18, government officials, civic leaders, and state parks personnel gathered for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to officially open the upgraded campground. 

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Commissioner Chris Blankenship mentioned in a press release that they had long recognized the need for a renovation at Oak Mountain State Park’s campground.

From the moment visitors check in at our new camp store, they’ll step into a better campground than we’ve ever had at Oak Mountain. We want every person who visits one of our State Parks to enjoy a first-class experience, and this new campground definitely delivers,” Blankenship added.

Oak Mountain’s campground has undergone a complete teardown and rebuild. The renovations include new water and sewer lines, upgraded electrical connections, and an improved playground. Additionally, the campground has seen updates, including widened camping pads to accommodate today’s larger and advanced RVs. Other enhancements are a new dog park, improved Wi-Fi access, and the construction of trails leading to and from the campground.

The renovation of Oak Mountain’s campground began in October 2023 and was completed earlier this May. Funded by an $85 million bond issue approved by Alabama voters in 2022, along with support from the Shelby County Commission, the $13 million project aimed at enhancing the park.

To accommodate modern RVs and more visitors, the campground’s electrical connections have been upgraded to 50/30 amp service. Additionally, the park introduced four ADA-compliant tent sites and eight ADA-compliant RV sites.

Other renovations included constructing several spacious bathhouses with laundry facilities, air conditioning, and heating. The bathhouses have a shower, toilet, and sink, allowing increased privacy in lieu of a communal setting. A new restroom facility was also added near the new playground.

All RV sites now include a picnic table, grill, lantern hook, and fire pit, while primitive camping sites have been upgraded with tent pads. The renovation also introduced a larger, modern camp store and an activity pavilion on the B Loop, where the ribbon-cutting ceremony took place. 

The park’s new playground now offers modern equipment and a soft, spongy rubber floor, offering children a safer and more durable surface. Designed as a National Demonstration Site (NDS) to showcase best practices in design, it is the first of its kind in Alabama State Parks.

Campground reservations are open online at Alapark.com through the “Plan Your Alabama State Parks Adventure Online” portal.

Featured image by Alabama State Parks via alapark.com

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AutumnSun837
AutumnSun837
May 21, 2024 12:14 pm

Get ready for some exciting news at Oak Mountain State Park’s revamped campground! With all the cool upgrades, you can also enjoy themed events, outdoor workshops, and guided tours to make your park experience even better. It’s going to be a blast!

Kenneth Jackson
Kenneth Jackson
May 22, 2024 10:46 am
Reply to  AutumnSun837

Sounds awesome! Don’t forget to pack your hiking boots and camera for unforgettable adventures. I can’t wait to explore the park’s new features.

HollyComet
HollyComet
May 22, 2024 10:38 am
Reply to  AutumnSun837

Your enthusiasm shines through! The new amenities are fantastic for enhancing your camping experience. It’s great to see the park’s upgrades creating such buzz. Keep exploring all the fun activities available. each one offers a fresh adventure waiting to be discovered!

Kenneth Jackson
Kenneth Jackson
May 21, 2024 3:01 pm

Did you hear? Oak Mountain State Park’s campground got a major facelift with new amenities! Get ready for an epic outdoor adventure with hiking trails, picnic spots, and wildlife – it’s going to be unforgettable!

urbanHiker
urbanHiker
May 21, 2024 3:51 pm

Have you heard? Oak Mountain State Park just got a major facelift with cool new amenities like a camp store and fun activities. Exciting times for campers and nature lovers!

jerrybeans
jerrybeans
May 21, 2024 7:17 pm

Can I share my excitement about the campground at Oak Mountain State Park? It’s been revamped with awesome amenities and surrounded by stunning views, perfect for nature lovers seeking adventure!

Devon River
Devon River
May 21, 2024 10:57 pm
Reply to  jerrybeans

Feel free to share your excitement about the campground at Oak Mountain State Park. It’s fantastic news that it’s gearing up for reopening after a $13 million renovation. Get ready for an unforgettable outdoor experience!

ModernFoe841
ModernFoe841
May 22, 2024 12:02 am

Isn’t it exciting to check out the spruced-up Oak Mountain State Park Campground? Picture yourself strolling along the new trails, enjoying wider camping spaces for those big RVs, and exploring the dog park. It’s like a breath of fresh air waiting for you in Alabama’s heart.

coolcat876
coolcat876
May 22, 2024 1:46 am

It’s kind of worrying to think how the revamp at Oak Mountain State Park’s campground might shake up the cozy vibe and natural beauty we all love. With all these new upgrades, I just hope the peaceful essence of the park sticks around through all the changes.

Hornfish1235
Hornfish1235
May 22, 2024 3:39 am

Isn’t it cool that Oak Mountain’s campground is reopening after a renovation? They’ve added cool stuff like paved roads and a camp store. Plus, nature tours for exploring the park’s beauty!

Paige Dawn
Paige Dawn
May 22, 2024 10:30 am

Have you heard about the awesome upgrades at Oak Mountain State Park’s campground? It’s a breath of fresh air with new amenities for a top-notch nature experience. Come check it out!

HeadlineHivew2b
HeadlineHivew2b
May 22, 2024 12:46 pm

Did you hear about the Oak Mountain State Park’s Campground? It’s had a major upgrade with cool new stuff like modern bathhouses and better RV hookups after a $13 million makeover. Amazing, right?

GretaBloom
GretaBloom
May 22, 2024 1:42 pm

Have you heard about the awesome updates at Oak Mountain State Park? The campground got a facelift with new amenities, a nature center, and fun activities like paddleboarding. It’s a must-visit spot!

Nolan Creek
Nolan Creek
May 22, 2024 3:36 pm

Isn’t it awesome news about Oak Mountain State Park’s revamped campground? I’m thrilled about the new amenities and activities awaiting visitors. It’s bound to make our stay unforgettable! Let’s get ready for some fun adventures in the great outdoors!

pauperlord1009
pauperlord1009
May 22, 2024 4:35 pm

Get ready to be wowed by the changes at Oak Mountain State Park’s campground! Picture yourself enjoying the new amenities, like the breathtaking picnic spots, creating unforgettable moments in nature.

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