(Last Updated On: August 7, 2022)

picnic table among the trees at Lake Jackson RV Park in alabama

A shady spot at Lake Jackson RV Park. Photo: Park Facebook page

Small picturesque Florala City Park is a public recreation area on Lake Jackson in Covington County.

A former Alabama state park, this lakeside attraction is set in a wooded area of tall pines and hardwoods with grassy lawns, plants and wildflowers.

Lake Jackson is the only natural lake in the state and it shares half of its shoreline with Florida. The white sandy beaches around the lake are similar to the beaches in the Gulf without the extra drive down there.

Visitors to this park come not only for the beach but also to fish, boat and camp lakeside.

Lake Jackson RV Park wraps around the Alabama side of the lake and also has boardwalks and pavilions within a unique wetlands area. An elevated boardwalk leads into these wetlands through the Spanish moss-draped cypress forest and palmetto scrub and winds along the lake.

Activities

Year round trails, boating, bass fishing, camping and picnicking are popular attractions to this 40 acre lakeside park. Picnic tables, large pavilions and a sprawling playground are conveniently located throughout the park.

The Rodney J Evans Memorial Building is available for group functions and special events. This multi-use facility is 10,000 sq ft and has a full kitchen area and convertible meeting rooms that can accommodate groups up to 350. A nearby amphitheater also has seating for up to 350 people making this an ideal setting for weddings and other special events.

Here are more activities that Lake Jackson RV Park has to offer:

Swimming at Lake Jackson RV Park at Florala

White sandy beaches similar to the beaches in the Gulf can be found around Lake Jackson. The calm lake water is clean and clear and refreshing on a hot summer day.

The nearby day use area has a picnic area with tables, a playground and a 200 foot pier. A long boardwalk leads to 2 covered piers that overlook the lake.

Boating at Lake Jackson RV Park at Florala

Bring your canoe, kayak or paddle boat for a nice relaxing day on the lake. You can launch your craft from one of the ramps, the pier or directly from your lakeside campsite. Be aware that there is a $3 fee per boat for lake use.

During the spring and summer paddle board rentals are available inside of the park. And for rentals of tubes, canoes and kayaks head over to nearby Blackwater Canoe.

Fishing at Lake Jackson RV Park at Florala

bream caught at Lake Jackson RV Park in Alabama Lake Jackson RV Park has a 200 foot pier that is perfect for fishing. And the lake is specially stocked and managed for prime freshwater fishing. Bass, catfish, bream and crappie are abundant and easily caught. Fish from boat, shore or pier.

Remember to pick up a fishing license before heading to the park. Licenses can be purchased online here.

Trails at Lake Jackson RV Park at Florala

A paved walking trail leads to the Florala City Wetlands Park and is the main trail for the park. This 2-mile trail actually runs the entire length of the park from the campground through the wetlands and out to the Old Depot.

Looking for more trails? Nearby Frank Jackson State Park has 3 miles of trails plus more access to boating, fishing and swimming on Lake Frank Jackson. And nearby Conecuh National Forest and Blackwater River State Forest in Milton have miles of trails to explore.

Wildlife at Lake Jackson RV Park at Florala

Wildlife that you may encounter during your visit to the park are deer, squirrels, raccoons, snakes and alligators. Bird lovers will be delighted by the many varieties of waterfowl, songbird and raptor that can be from inside of the park.

Lake Jackson RV Park is along the Alabama Wiregrass Birding Trail. Pay attention and you might see a northern cardinal, a northern mockingbird, a great blue heron or a great egret. Bald eagles, osprey and woodpeckers are also easily spotted in the woods and around the lake.

Camping at Lake Jackson RV Park at Florala

Lake Jackson RV Park has 28 spacious campsites with full hookups (water, electricity and sewer). Many of the campsites are lake side and on a first come first serve basis (you can choose your site upon arrival).

Another 8 tent-only primitive campsites are located in a peaceful wooded area within walking distance to the bathhouse, restrooms and coin-operated laundry facilities. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire ring.

Pets at Lake Jackson RV Park at Florala

Pets are allowed as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after.

Attractions Near Lake Jackson RV Park at Florala

Nearby Frank Jackson State Park on Lake Frank Jackson has 3 miles of trails including a boardwalk trail that leads to a picturesque island where you can fish and boat. The park also has cabins in addition to their 32 lakefront campsites.

After exploring the parks and wetlands, take a drive into the town of Florala to see its many Victorian mansions, art galleries and antique shops. Hungry for some down home southern style cooking? Check out their many family restaurants.

Still looking for more shopping and dining? Head half an hour north to nearby Andalusia.

Or, maybe you’re interested in discovering more hiking or mountain biking trails? Nearby Conecuh National Forest (24481 Alabama 55, Andalusia) encompasses some 83,000 acres along the Alabama-Florida line.

These tranquil trails of more than 20 miles wind through pines, swamps, ponds and with breathtaking views of nature and wildlife.

Park Location

Lake Jackson RV Park at Florala
439 Victoria Lane
Florala, AL 36442
Phone: 334.858.6425

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Video

Here is a short YouTube video showcasing several attractions at Lake Jackson RV Park: