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Tannehill State Park
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12632 Confederate Pkwy
McCalla, Alabama   35111
(lat:33.245 lon:-87.0691)

Phone: (205) 477-5711
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.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 11 Hiking by eml
Grandson went on field trip, Grandma went hiking. Great day.i .
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.

Area Campgrounds
Cherokee Campground
2800 Highway 93
Helena, AL


Alabama State Parks