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Central-east Region
Tannehill State Park
Nature has blessed Tannehill. The beautiful tree-lined valley, hillsides rich in ore and swiftly flowing Roupes Creek made this a perfect setting for a successful iron making operation, as the early settlers realized. The same ingredients afford today?s visitors a pleasurable escape from modern life.Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park has more than 1,500 acres in three counties set aside for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation. A miniature railroad chugs through the pines. From spring through fall, the blacksmith, miller and craftsmen demonstrate their trades. Craft shops occupy restored pioneer cabins and artisans chat with visitors from their front porches. Steeped in history, Tannehill feels timeless. The cotton gin, pioneer farm and working gristmill preserve a long-gone way of life. Hiking trails retrace historic roadways. Artifacts of Alabama?s 19th century iron industry displayed in the Iron and Steel Museum put in perspective the massive stone furnaces, Tannehill?s awe-inspiring centerpiece.

It is difficult to take in all of Tannehill in one visit. Come again and come often to enjoy the special appeal of each season. Campground accommodations, both primitive and improved, are plentiful. Horseback riding excursions are available at Tannehill Trails.

The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and other treasures. Other events include a Dulcimer festival, Gem and Mineral show, Woodcarvers show, Educational programs for school children, a Labor Day celebration, Halloween festival and Christmas candlelight tour.

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January 16 Beautiful State Park by Lynette Osborne Mcnutt
It is part of my family heritage. The cemetery has a lot of my family buried there, was very interesting to know names and dates of family members.
April 24 My very favorite park by Liz P
Have been spending a week at Tannehill for about 20 years now. It is so beautiful and peaceful - just the place to leave all our cares at the entrance gate and move into seclusion and relaxation. All that and - the park workers are warm and friendly and full of southern hospitality.
August 15
Beautiful park and calm peaceful stream. Nice quick get away close to home. Will have to come back soon.
May 17 You will like it.
Love this park. History lives.
February 18 Best state park in the South by Jon from Brandon, MS
Beautiful. Streams, trees, old steel mill, museum, gift shop with great homemade candies/treats, and the nicest people around. Very relaxing treasure of a place to go unwind. Well worth our out-of-the-way trip to go there.
June 1 great week by steve from houma,la
spent the week at SEC baseball tourney. camped at tannehill and had a great time. location, relaxation, entertainment (civil war reenactment and lucky duck races) were great. people were very friendly and helpful. we will be back.
Tannehill is the most amazing statepark in Alabama!!!!!Like, for real!It kicks butt!
August 28 tannehill state park
March 19 great random find by stac
Saw a sign for a state park in my travels for work. Stopped in after a work day on my way to anther destination and spent an hour and a half on the trails a hotel treadmill! A little something for everyone here....and friendly people.
October 28 a wonderful place
Tannehill is one of the prettiest parks I have ever been to. The employees are friendly and they go out of their way to be helpful. Very clean.
May 28 Great Family Paradise Near Theme/Wtr Prk by Heather Merchant
This is a wonderful place to go if you just want to get away from it all. It is also located near Alabama Adventure themepark which has both a theme and water park. (About 20 mins from Tannehill). You can camp at Tannehill and visit Alabama Adventure Theme/Water Park. Would be great! You can fish, camp, etc at Tannehill and then Visit a miniture SIX FLAGS/WHITE WATER combined!

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Cherokee Campground
2800 Highway 93
Helena, AL

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