Wonderland Under Warrior cave tour is back at the Rickwood Caverns State Park

Wonderland Under Warrior cave tour is back at the Rickwood Caverns State Park for its fifth year. The attraction started last November 20 and will run until January 2, 2022 only. Tours run most days from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., but schedules vary on certain days. Visitors can start meeting Santa and get photos with him after Thanksgiving until the day before Christmas Eve. Santa will be in his workshop-- located inside the park’s nature center-- most days, but visitors should check St. Nick’s schedule online before going. Wonderland Under Warrior includes 100,000 colorful lights installed throughout the cave [...]

Loggerhead Sea turtles to be released Friday at Gulf State Park

NOAA’s Alabama Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network are releasing loggerhead sea turtles today at the Gulf State Park. The release will take place at the Beach Pavilion at 22250 East Beach Blvd. in Gulf Shores at noon. The sea turtle were rescued at Gulf State Park on August 13 and was transported to Gulfport, Mississippi for rehabilitation at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. Source Photo Credit

DIVE FOR DEBRIS: Gulf State Park pier seeks cleanup volunteers

Calling all registered divers in Alabama state. Gulf State Park Pier is looking for cleanup volunteers to join their Dive for Debris Underwater Cleanup. Gulf State Park Pier offers so many unique adventures for anglers and sightseers. It is a favorite spot for watching the sunrise or sunset, observing wildlife, etc. Unfortunately, garbage build-up has become a problem and it affects the wildlife. Aside from the wildlife, it also affects anglers who get debris tangled into their lines. Disposable materials, plastic containers, Cups, bait containers, and the occasional dropped cell phones occupy the area. Dive for Debris Underwater Cleanup is [...]

Gulf State Park Road closing due to sinkholes

A popular scenic route at Gulf State Park will close for repairs as soil erosion has caused sinkholes on the road. Both residents and visitors love to see the scenic views right beside Lake Shelby via Gulf State Park Road however, due to the number of visitors, the road has developed a lot of sinkholes which are being addressed and repaired now. Barricades will be put up beyond the Woodside Restaurant entrance next week. Locals and visitors will be detoured to Highway 59, so expect a bit of traffic congestion in that area. The Gulf State Park Road closure and [...]

Alabama Historical Association’s Fall Pilgrimage was held at Historic Blakeley State Park

The Alabama Historical Association’s Fall Pilgrimage was held at Historic Blakeley State Park in Baldwin County last Saturday.  The members toured the Civil War battlefield and part of the event included a boat tour of a portion of the Tensaw River and the upper reaches of Mobile Bay. A number of upcoming special cruises are also planned for this October: Saturday, Oct. 9, a Scenic Cruise and Seafood Lunch, 10:30 am.-1:30 pm.; Thursday, Oct. 21, a cruise with Mobile author John Sledge discussing history, 9 am-12 nn; Saturday, Oct. 30,  Animal Ambassador Cruise, 10am - 1pm For reservations visit the [...]

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