(Last Updated On: March 23, 2022)

sunrise over drucker bay at meaher state park in alabama

Sunrise over Drucker Bay at Meaher State Park. Photo: Park Facebook page

Meaher State Park is a riverside public recreation area 8 miles west of Mobile in Baldwin County.

This 1,327 acre lush green Alabama state park lies along the shoreline of Ducker Bay at the junction of Mobile Bay and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta.

The Mobile-Tensaw Delta is the second largest delta in the US and makes up a complex network of rivers, creeks, bays, lakes and bayous.

Picturesque Meaher State Park showcases this natural beauty with spectacular views of the rivers, marshes and the cypress and tupelo gum forests.

Visitors come from all over to fish, boat and explore the trails at this peaceful park.

Activities

Whether you plan to visit for a few hours or spend a few nights you’ll truly enjoy the beauty and adventure that Meaher State Park has to offer. Spend a day, have a picnic or take a scenic boat excursion.

Need a place for a special event? There are 3 large picnic pavilions with tables and grills that can accommodate parties up to 60 people. Restrooms are conveniently located nearby.

Here are some of the activities that you can do at Meaher State Park:

Boating at Meaher State Park

Boating is probably the most popular activity at Meaher State Park because of the many waterways.

A boat ramp to enter Blakeley River is located at the east end of the park. And the oyster shell beach area provides another access point to the river (no swimming is allowed because of the dangerous wildlife).

There is an additional charge of $4 per boat to use the river. Kayaks, canoes and other non motorized boats are welcome.

Looking for more adventure on the water? Nearby French Lake has many canoe trails.

Fishing at Meaher State Park

Many species of fresh and saltwater fish can be found in the waters at Meaher State Park.

Speckled trout and redfish are popular catches year round. Other types you may catch during the warmer months are King mackerel, Spanish mackerel, Cobia and Jack Crevalle.

A 300 foot fishing pier and boardwalk is located directly on the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and provides plenty of space for anglers of all ages.

Remember to pick up a fishing license ahead of time. You can purchase one online here.

Trails at Meaher State Park

There are 2 trails at Meaher State Park – a nature trail and a boardwalk trail. Both trails are short and easy with views of plants, animals and the delta. Very peaceful and serene.

For more trails check out these nearby parks:

  • Village Point Park Preserve – 27710 Main St, Daphne. Only 10 miles east of Meaher State Park, this park is an estuary for wildlife and has trails.
  • Historic Blakeley State Park – 34745 State Highway 225, Spanish Fort. This park has trails, horseback riding, boating and camping.
  • Chickasabogue Park – 760 Aldock Road, Eight Mile A small park with trails and a beach.
  • Glenn Sebastian Nature Trail – Aubrey Green Dr, Mobile Three miles of trails through 95 acres of native pine and oak woodlands.

Geocaching at Meaher State Park

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Wildlife at Meaher State Park

Meaher State Park is stop #26 on the Coastal Alabama Birding Trail This means prime birdwatching for those interested. Some commonly sighted birds are owls, eagles, warblers and ducks.

Watch out! Native alligators live in the wetlands here.

Some mammals you’ll come across while exploring the trails or camping overnight are raccoons, opossum, rabbits and deer.

Camping at Meaher State Park

rv camping at meaher state park in alabama There are 61 RV campsites and 10 tent sites available at Meaher State Park.

The spacious grassy RV sites have 20-, 30- and 50-amp electric connections plus water and sewer hookups.

The tree shaded tent sites have water and 20-amp electric hookups and space for hammock camping.

All sites have solid platforms with picnic tables and grills. A modern bathhouse and laundry facilities are conveniently located nearby.

Four cozy cabins overlook Ducker Bay. Each cabin has linens, basic toiletries and kitchen utensils. One cabin is fully handicap accessible and a couple of the cabins are pet friendly.

Pets at Meaher State Park

Pets are allowed at Meaher State Park but must be leashed and cleaned up after.

Two of the cabins are pet friendly and require a $15 per night fee to be paid upon check in.

Attractions Near Meaher State Park

Looking for more to do around Meaher State Park? Try these options:

  • The city of Spanish Fort
  • The city of Mobile
  • Five Rivers Delta Resource Center – 30945 Five Rivers Blvd. A nearby education center that lies on the point where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers flow into Mobile Bay. This large facility has a learning center, an exhibit hall, a theater, welcome center & gift shop, conference space and a reception hall.

    Trails and picnic areas spread throughout the accompanying 250,000 acres of waterways, woods and wetlands. Admission is free and they are open daily 8am-5pm.

  • Mobile-Tensaw, WL Holland and Upper Delta Wildlife Management Area – Woods and wetland habitats consisting of rivers, creeks, marshes, ponds, swamps and lakes make up the Upper Delta, Mobile-Tensaw Delta and WL Holland Wildlife Management Areas. Explore the trails on foot, mountain bike, horseback or by canoe. Other activities include fishing and hunting.
  • The Gulf Coast – Beautiful white sands, hotels, restaurants and shopping is only an hour’s drive from Meaher State Park!

Park Location

Meaher State Park
5200 Battleship Parkway East
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Phone: 251.626.5529

Website
Reservations

Park Hours and Day-Use Fees
Open daily 7am-7pm (or sunset)
$2 Admission Fee (Camping and Boating Fees are extra)

Map

Video

Here is a short YouTube video showcasing several attractions at Meaher State Park: