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Florala State Park
FLORALA STATE PARK
FLORALA STATE PARK
514 Lakeshore Dr
Florala, Alabama   36422-0322

Phone: 334-858-6425
Toll Free: 800-252-7275
Reservations: 334-858-6425
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Florala State Park
'Looking through the trees'

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Florala State Park
'Lake Jackson'

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Florala State Park
'Tall pines and cypress trees'

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Florala State Park
'Looking across Lake Jackson'

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Florala State Park
'Looking toward Lake Jackson'

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Florala State Park
'weeping willow'

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Stretching along the shores of beautiful 500-acre Lake Jackson, this compact 40-acre park offers swimming, paddleboat rentals, fishing and picnicking, as well as a complete community building and a modern lakeside campground. Located on the Alabama/Florida line, this park has the perfect climate for campers seeking to avoid those harsh winter months up north.

The day use area includes a bicycle / pedestrian trail that runs the entire length of the park from the campground to the City Wetlands Park and to the Old Depot, approximately 1.4 miles in length. Swimming, fishing, wave runners and skiing are allowed in the lake, a picnic area and a 200 - foot pier are also located in day use area. Pedal boats are available for rental during the spring and summer. Two meeting rooms are available for rent that can accommodate 50 - 75 people; included is a kitchen with stove, refrigerator, and microwave.
Camping
Florala State Park Campground has 23 campsites with 30 amp electrical service, water and sewage hook-up. Each site has a picnic table and grill. Located in the campground is a modern bathhouse with coin operated laundry facilities. A large pavilion is available for campers and can be used on a first come first serve basis. A boat launch is located in the campground area for park visitor convenience.
Swimming
The sandy beach makes a nice area for swimmers and sunbathers.


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Picnicking
A picnic area and a 200-foot pier are located in the day use area. Additionally, there are several picnic pavilions for rent. To reserve a pavilion call the park office.
Trails
The day use area includes a bicycle/pedestrian trail that runs the entire length of the park from the campground to the City Wetlands Park and to the Old Depot, approximately 1.4 miles in length.
Area Attractions
The Worlds oldest Masonic Celebration is held in the City of Florala. The weeklong event takes place the last full week in June referred to by locals as the June 24th celebration. Events includes a bass tournament, horse shoe tournament, beauty contest, gospel sing, sock hop dance, street dance, 5K alligator trot, parade, antique car show, games for the children, carnival, old time heritage demonstration, fireworks, and arts and crafts in the park. Please call the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce for more information on the Masonic Celebration (334) 858-6252.

Within the quaint little City of Florala, one will find many antique shops, several Victorian- style mansions, two art galleries, a Bed and Breakfast for overnight lodging accommodations, a large family style buffet and restaurant specializing in Southern style family cooking. Within the Tri-City area, across the State line one can see the highest point of Florida at 345 feet above sea level. Other activities in the Covington County area are the Worlds Domino Tournament held in Andalusia, Alabama. The domino tournament takes place during the month of July. For more information, please call the Andalusia Chamber of Commerce at 334-222-2030
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
January 16 FLORALA, AL. HOME OF LAKE JACKSON. by JOJO COLLINGWOOD
YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSON ,IT IS VERY ELEGANT.JUNE 24 YOU HAVE A FIRE WORK SPECTACULAR, BEAUTIFUL RAYS OF COLORS GLISTENING OFF THE LAKE AS IF YOU WERE LOOKING AT TWO MIRRORS.THE PEACEFUL WALKS IN THE MORNING ON A QUIET LAKE WITH A EXTRAODINARY SUN RISE AND SUNSETS.THE SOUNDS OF ADULTS AND CHILDREN PLAYING IN THE DISTANCE,FADES THROUGH THE DAY.THE PEOPLE THERE ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND FULL EXUBERANT! MOST SATISFYING AND REWARDING FOR ME THE SERENITY ITSELF IS WORTH THE TRIP,AWAY FROM ALL THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF LIFE. LAKE JACKSON WHERE BEAUTY LIES!
July 29 Great lake by zach
nice clear warm water no gators i used to bring my boat and tube fun times
May 3 Nice Place by Rebekah P.
Recently our family spent the weekend camping there. We really enjoyed it. The lake did have alot of action during the day but it was peaceful at night. We will return again!!
April 25 A great recreational lake by Josh H.
Really enjoyed it. Water is clear, there are a ton of places to pull your jetski or boat up on the beach and hang out. The area around the pier is no pets allowed, but just go down a little more towards the east side and you can have your dog. Plenty of shade, picnic tables, grills available. Really had a great time. Will be going back.
April 6 I work at Florala State Park by Geoffrey Griffin
The prices have been raised. RV Camping on the water: 25.00 a night + tax RV Camping off water: 22.00 a night + tax Tent camping: 12.00 a night + tax There are not going to be any paddle boats this summer ( summer 2009) The 2 meeting rooms have been removed ( If anyone had them rented for summer 2009 please call the park office at (334) 858-6425. There will be a new building in place of the 2 meeting rooms.) The new building should be ready by August 2009. Please call Florala State Park for more information. Thank You
November 28 Great Park by vicki jordan
We have not camped here but have been to the park many times just to walk around the lake and the boardwalks they have. It is very peaceful, especially in the fall season. We enjoy going there.
May 1 too many Jet Skis
hard to fish during the day due to all the jet skis but night fishing can be very enjoyable just watch the moon. The Bluegill and Crappie are abundant. Very clean park excellent boardwalk that goes around part of the lake. Florida or Ala license will work there.


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Florala State Park is located in Covington County, within the city limits of Florala Alabama, a Southern gateway into Alabama, and less than 50 miles from the Gulf Coast Beaches. The Park is located on Lake Jackson's 500-acre natural spring fed lake. It has been said that Lake Jackson is the largest and cleanest natural spring fed lake in Alabama.

DIRECTIONS TO FLORALA STATE PARK

From Montgomery at the intersection of I-85 and I-65The following route will take you near Frank Jackson State Park and through Opp Alabama.

From I-65, Exit on the Southern Bypass, turn left.

Approximately ? mile turn right on highway 331

100 miles to Florala

Turn right on highway 55 (in front of Tom Thumb Store)

Turn left on Lakeshore Blvd. (in front of the Huddle House Restaurant)

From Montgomery at the intersection of I-85 and I-65The following alternate route will take you through Andalusia Alabama:

Continue on Interstate I-65 to the Georgia exit. #114

Travel East about 3 miles on State Highway 106

Turn South on US Highway 31 Approximately 10 miles to McKenzie, AL the road number changes to 55. Continue on 55 to Andalusia.

From Andalusia, travel South on highway 55 approximately 25 miles to Florala.

Highway 55 turns to the right in front of the Tom Thumb Store, (Turn right)

Turn left on Lakeshore Blvd. (in front of the Huddle House Restaurant)

From I-10 Mobile / Pensacola

From Interstate I-10, exit onto Florida Highway 85 at the Crestview Florida exit. Travel approximately 30 miles through Laurel Hill and Clear Springs Florida, once you enter Alabama, the Road number changes from Florida 85 to Alabama 55.

Turn right in front of the Huddle House.

From Interstate I-10 (Tallahassee)

From Interstate I-10, exit onto US Highway 331 at DeFuniak Springs Florida exit.

Follow US Highway 331 North through Paxton Florida and into Florala, Al. Approximately 30 miles.

Follow to Alabama Highway 55. Turn left at the Tom Thumb Store

Turn left on Lakeshore Blvd. (in front of the Huddle House Restaurant)

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