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Meaher State Park in Spanish Fort, Alabama, USA.
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MEAHER STATE PARK
MEAHER STATE PARK
5200 Battleship Parkway
Spanish Fort, Alabama   36527
(lat:30.6683 lon:-87.9343) map location

Phone: 251-626-5529
This 1,327-acre park is situated in the wetlands of north Mobile Bay, and is a day-use, picnicking and scenic park with modern camping hook-ups for overnight visitors. Meahers boat ramp and fishing pier will appeal to every fisherman and aself-guided walk on our boardwalk will give you an up-close view of the beautiful Mobile-Tensaw Delta.
Nature of the Area
The Mobile-Tensaw Delta consists of approximately 20,323 acres of water, is the second largest delta in the contiguous US and Meaher State Park is the perfect access point to this massive natural wonder. Formed by the confluence of the Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers, the Mobile-Tensaw Delta is a complex network of tidally influenced rivers, creeks, bays, lakes, wetlands, and bayous. Since the Delta empties into Mobile Bay, it is a productive estuary with numerous species of fresh and saltwater fish, which makes Meaher State Park an anglers dream. You might also see an alligator or two.
History of the Area
Located in Alabama, the park was established in 1983. It is named after Augustine Meaher, a local businessman from Mobile. The area covers over 1,300 acres and includes wetlands of the Mobile Bay estuary.

The land for this public space was donated by Elizabeth McGowin Sawada to honor her grandfather Charles Meaher Sr., who had acquired it during his lifetime as an investment property.

It offers various recreational activities like camping and fishing due to its location on Ducker Bayou between Blakeley River & Apalachee River.

In recent years efforts have been made towards environmental conservation including protecting endangered species inhabiting these lands such as American alligators and brown pelicans.
Camping
Meahers campground has 61 RVcampsites with 20-, 30- and 50-amp electrical connections, as well as water and sewer hook-ups. There are 10improved tent sites with water and 20-amp electrical connections. We also have 4cozy bay-side cabins 1 is handicap accessible overlooking Ducker Bay. The campgroundfeatures a modern bathhouse with laundry facilities.
Fishing
Located in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, this park offers freshwater and saltwater fishing from its pier or along the shoreline. Common catches include speckled trout, redfish, flounder, and bass. A boat ramp provides access for those looking to fish deeper waters. Fishing licenses are required for anglers 16 years of age and older.


Location
Meaher State Park is located near Bay Minette, Daphne and Eight Mile

Picnicking
Meaher State Park offers scenic picnic areas with tables and grills overlooking the Mobile Bay. Covered pavilions available for rent.
Bicycling
When considering cycling in the park, it's important to be aware that options may be somewhat limited. The Delta Woods and Waters Bike Trail offers a scenic route but requires careful riding due to mixed terrain. Always check for trail closures or maintenance issues before planning your ride; conditions can change with weather events. Visitors should also stay alert for wildlife and pedestrians sharing paths, ensuring everyone's safety. It is advisable to carry water as some areas lack facilities along routes-prepare accordingly for Alabama heat especially during summer months.

Remember: helmets are strongly recommended while biking, regardless of skill level or path chosen-it's better to err on the side of caution when it comes to personal safety equipment.
Trails
1. Boardwalk Trail: An easy, 0.5-mile trail featuring a boardwalk that extends over the marshland offering views of Mobile Bay and its wildlife.

2. Nature Trail: This is an approximately one mile long looped path taking hikers through diverse ecosystems including wetlands and forests.

3. Interpretive Delta Walkway: A short but informative walk with educational signs about local flora, fauna, and ecosystem; ideal for families or those interested in learning more about Alabama's natural environment.

4. Birding Trails: Part of the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail system where birdwatchers can spot various species like herons, egrets etc., length varies depending on chosen route.

5 . Fishing Pier Pathway : Short pathway leading to fishing pier which offers stunning sunset views across bay waters; not specified length due to direct access from park facilities.

6 . Campground Loop : Easy walking trails around camping areas providing serene nature walks within close proximity to campsite amenities ; exact distance may vary based upon selected campground area .

7 . Picnic Area Paths : Small network of paths connecting picnic spots , playgrounds , restrooms - perfect for leisurely strolls after meals ; distances are relatively short as they connect immediate recreational spaces .

8 . Boat Ramp Access Road : Paved road used primarily by boaters accessing ramp into waterways but also available for casual walkers enjoying waterfront scenery ; no specific hiking distance given due it being functional roadway rather than designated trail .

9 . RV Park Walking Route - Ideal stroll option among overnight visitors staying at RV sites located inside Meaher State Park boundaries; actual mileage depends on individual site location relative to overall layout plan.


Birding
Located in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, it offers a variety of birding habitats including wetlands and woodlands. Common sightings include ospreys, pelicans, herons, egrets, and occasionally bald eagles. The park's location attracts migratory birds; warblers are often spotted during migration seasons. Boardwalks provide access to marsh areas for closer observation of waterfowl and wading birds. Birders can also explore trails that may yield views of songbirds and other terrestrial species.


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Directions
1. Start by heading southeast on Government St toward S Royal St.
2. Turn right onto Broad Street.
3. Continue straight to merge onto I:10 E via the ramp towards Pensacola/Florida.
4. Stay on I:10 E for about 9 miles until you reach exit 30 (Battleship Parkway).
5. Take Exit 30 and keep left at the fork in order to continue along Battleship Pkwy/Causeway/Spanish Trail/U.S Hwy90E/Hwy98E.
6. Follow this road for approximately four miles.

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