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Boat,Bikes,Civil War History
Blakeley Events in Early April

Blakeley Park visitors can explore the Tensaw-Mobile River Delta by boat, test ride trail and mountain bikes, and learn about Civil War history from reenactors all in the first two weekends at Blakeley State Park beginning Saturday, April 5.

Special outdoor activities begin with a walk-on boat tour of the Delta aboard Blakeley Park's Delta Explorer 50-passenger boat April 5 at 9:30 a.m. Tickets for the two-hour narrated tour are $25 for adults, $15 for children 6 to 12 and free to kids under 6.

A locally owned and operated bicycle shop will offer free demonstration rides on mountain and trail bikes throughout the park April 5 beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until mid-afternoon.

One of the suggested trails will lead to the Blakeley Civil War Battlefield where a unit of reenactors from Central Florida will be encamped through out the day. After portraying a Confederate Missouri unit last November, they will be portraying the 76 th Illinois April 5.

On their way to Blakeley Park intent on routing the Yankees will be a small contingent of Confederate Marines who will arrive Friday, April 11 prepared for demonstrations later that day, all day Saturday, April 12, and until 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

The Civil War camp life interpretations mark the anniversary of the last battle of the war, which was fought at Blakeley Sunday, April 9, 1865.

Admission to the park for the special activities is the usual day visitor price of $3 for adults and $2 for children. For information on daily RV and tent camping call 251-626-5581. For more general information go to www.blakeleypark.com.

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

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Delta Explorer tours: Click HERE for more.


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