Head to Alabama's Joe Wheeler State Park for a fun packed weekend of hiking amidst beautiful scenery, picnicking on the shore of the lake and getting your adrenaline pumping with some stand-up paddle boarding. Book Joe Wheeler State Park hotels and explore this gem of an outdoor location and all that it has to offer.
Best Hiking Trails in Joe Wheeler State Park
Nothing compares to a walk in the great outdoors and there are plenty to enjoy when you book Joe Wheeler State Park cabins. Trails are achievable by all, no matter of age or fitness level, so all that is left to do is head out and breath in some fresh park air.
1. Blue Trail Loop
This moderately populated mile long trail features beautiful wild flowers and is suitable for all fitness levels. The trail is best traversed between the months of March and November when the paths aren't muddy and slippery.
2. Yellow Trail
The main feature of the trail is the river which can be viewed from many points along the walk. Frequented by walkers and hikers, the trail is also good for bird watching and dogs are welcome on this walk.
3. Rainbow Mountain Loop
This one and a half mile long trail long is achievable for walkers of most fitness levels, though there is moderate elevation along the route. It is also accessible all year round so you can enjoy both summer and winter walks.
Best Family Activities in Joe Wheeler State Park
The only thing that beats the great outdoors is enjoying it with your family. Book Joe Wheeler State Park cabins for your next family getaway and make use of the fantastic range of facilities. From lazy beach afternoons to getting active with some kayaking, there is plenty to keep everybody busy on your next family adventure.
1. Rent a Boat
A wide range of boats, from simple peddle boats to luxury vessels, are available for rent in Joe Wheeler State Park. It is an excellent way to spend a full or half-day with the family and in most cases, a boat licence is not required.
2. Kayaking and Paddleboarding
The park has teamed up with Fort Hampton Outfitters to offer kayaks and stand up paddle boards for rental. You can make your purchase from the day use area which is located close to the beach and they also offer party packages for large groups.
The beach in Joe Wheeler State Park is an excellent place to spend some time with all the family relaxing and swimming. The beach also has a picnic area and the small entry fee covers both facilities.