Historic Blakeley State Park To Host Professional Storyteller December 12th

Join us at Historic Blakeley State Park on Saturday, December 12 th for storytelling, crafts, and cookies! Professional storyteller and former teacher Connie Cazort will tell holiday folktales and sing songs for children ages 4-8 at the park's Nature Center at 10:00 AM. Kids get to participate in hands-on craft activity afterwards and take home their own souvenir.

Admission is only $5 per child and parents are free! Registration is encouraged as seating is limited.

For more information call 251-626-5581, or email The park is located on Hwy. 225 in Spanish Fort 4.5 miles north of U.S. 31.

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Historic Blakeley State Park Remains
Open to the Public

Historic Blakeley State Park remains open seven days a week from 8 am. to dusk to day visitors and every night to campers in both its RV and tent campgrounds.

The reminder was issued in response to questions from the public to Blakeley State Park following the announcement that some state parks will close and others limit operations following action by the Legislature in reducing funds of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources that had provided recreational use of nearly two dozen parks across the state.

Blakeley is an historical and natural state park operated by a separate state agency. It has received no operating money from the state general fund in a number of years but was eligible for $25,000 in state grant funds for 2015-16. It has survived and kept its gates open by charging modest user fees, and through local revenues and grant funds.

“The park board of directors and staff appreciate that the public and local elected public officials recognize the service provided by Blakeley State Park to Alabama citizens and our visitors and have to the best of their ability supported that effort”, said Jo Ann Flirt, director.


Only Free Standing Hammock Camping Allowed: Blakeley Park reminds the public that it the use of hammocks for camping is restricted to free standing hammocks. The park rule is for the protection of trees in the popular wooded tent camping areas. The size and placing of trees does not accommodate camping in hammocks tired to trees. Social media and possibly commercial advertising appears to have promoted the popularity of hammock camping giving rise to recent questions to the park.


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Blakeley Residents Spotted

Visitors to Blakeley State Park with patience can see wildlife like this young mother raccoon and two of her four babies exploring the Washington Square picnic area this week (Aug. 24) She is leading them down from one of the park's huge, old oak trees. Click here to view the photo. (Photo by Jo Ann Flirt)

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Tour group at Bottle Creek Mounds

Boat docking at mound site.

Robert Bradley of the State Archives Dept with Confederate Civil War battleflag captured at Blakeley.


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