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If you want to run the Ridge to Blazing Ridge, don’t forget your water. The 10.5-mile and 21-mile races will feature lots of elevation change and the intense August heat, so race organizers make it mandatory to carry a water bottle or hydration gear. Read more

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The largest CrossFit event in the state of Alabama, Mayhem on the Mountain, is set to return to Oak Mountain State Park on Aug. 17 and 18. Read more

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The appropriately named Hotter ‘n Hell trail race will return to Oak Mountain State Park for its seventh year on Saturday, July 13. Read more

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Visitors at Oak Mountain State Park can enjoy an early Independence Day celebration at the sixth annual Fire on the Water on Wednesday, July 3. Read more

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Club teaches fundamentals of orienteering — ‘a thinking sport’ — at Oak Mountain State Park. Read more

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Alabama’s 21 state parks provide year-round recreational opportunities, and those users fund 80-90% of the state’s annual parks budget of $40 million. Read more

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Photo by Karim Shamsi-Basha.

Flip Side Watersports at Oak Mountain State Park has added a new amenity just in time for summer. Read more

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In Leisha Knight’s paddleboard yoga classes, some participants struggle to keep their balance on the boards, while others are doing handstands. Read more

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The 2019 XTerra race was held on May 18. Read more

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On Thursday, The Alabama State Parks Foundation was introduced at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham. Read more

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When Tim Pfitzer forages for mushrooms, occasionally in the wooded land outside of Oak Mountain State Park and around Mt Laurel, he usually carries a large five-gallon bucket. Read more

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The prescribed burns will take place in two locations inside the park: approximately 168 acres near the upper fishing lakes and approximately 130 acres near the campground. Read more

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The Oak Mountain Color Run returns to Oak Mountain State Park on March 16. Read more

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Oak Mountain State Park Naturalist Lauren Muncher was surprised how quickly a workshop on tree ring printing filled up with interested people. Read more

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

The BlackWatch Braveheart Challenge will return for its third year on Saturday, Feb. 16. Read more

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The Polar Plunge, an annual event that allows brave souls to jump into frigid lake water to raise money for the Alabama Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, returns Jan. 26 to Oak Mountain State Park. Read more

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Birmingham Track Club will host one of its largest annual events, Adam’s Heart Runs, at Oak Mountain State Park on Saturday, Jan. 26. Read more

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The second of three paving and bike lane projects for Oak Mountain State Park is expected to start in February 2019. Read more

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The wildlife center held an official ribbon cutting for its new mew and introduced its newest resident on Dec. 15. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Mike Vest.

Mike Vest has been an avid mountain biker for six years. Although he’s had wrecks in the past, nothing came close to the one he had the evening of Aug. 6. Read more

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  • Dan Hendricks

    Leah Ingram Eagle

    Dan Hendricks

    Dan Hendricks, President of the Alabama State Parks Foundation, addresses the media on April 25, 2019.

  • Matthew Dent, Buffalo Rock President & CEO

    Leah Ingram Eagle

    Matthew Dent, Buffalo Rock President & CEO

    Matthew Dent, Buffalo Rock President & CEO, will be part of the Alabama State Parks Foundation Board.

  • Greg Lein, Director of Alabama State Parks

    Leah Ingram Eagle

    Greg Lein, Director of Alabama State Parks

    Greg Lein, Director of Alabama State Parks, addresses the media on April 25, 2019.

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    Alyx Chandler

    The 2018 Campicon, which took play June 15-17 at Oak Mountain State Park, combined camping with cosplay for the first time in Birmingham.

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    Alyx Chandler

    The 2018 Campicon, which took play June 15-17 at Oak Mountain State Park, combined camping with cosplay for the first time in Birmingham.

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    Alyx Chandler

    The 2018 Campicon, which took play June 15-17 at Oak Mountain State Park, combined camping with cosplay for the first time in Birmingham.

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