Where to Go Camping Series – Blue Springs State Park


Ozark, Alabama (334)397-4875


If you live in Alabama, southern Alabama is even better. Blue Springs State Park is a great place to take the family to swim and camp. This park has picnic tables, grills, playground and a spring fed swimming hole. Well worth a visit. Plan you visit in the summer so you can enjoy the spring swimming. The temperature of the water is 68 degrees year round.  The spring is crystal clear with a sandy bottom and swimming is allowed at your own risk, no lifeguard is on duty.


Located six miles east of Clio in southeast Alabama.

From Montgomery, take Highway 231 South to Troy, then to Brundidge, follow the signs.

What to do:

Primitive and Modern campsites are available for overnight camping.

Swimming in a beautiful crystal clear underground spring.


Picnic areas and Playground

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Oak Mountain State Park- Maggies Glen Hike

Hiking Maggies Glen

Abbi and Morgan

Alabamians have a many parks to choose from but if you live near Birmingham a great family friendly place to hike is Oak Mountain State park. The park has much to offer like a mountain biking, BMX track, free petting zoo,  free swimming, rental canoes and paddle boats and lots of great hiking trails. I recently took my daughter and her friend on a hike to Maggies Glen. The hike to Maggies Glen is an easy 2.2 mile loop and is a well maintained trail. There was a few trees down from the recent tornadoes but they are all easily passable. Half way around the loop is the Glen, a nice level area with benches and a park information board. This is also where the Yellow and White trials cross and make the loop. You hike to the Glen on one color (White or Yellow) then hike back out on another color. On this hike we crossed over 2-3 bridges saw many great specimens of trees and plants and even a few creepy crawly things as my daughter would say. It is a good hike for family’s as it is not a hard hike and it is short enough that the kids don’t get too bored and winy.  Maggies Glen Document


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