Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Port of Mobile, Shipbuilding On view for Blakeley Park Boat Tour Passengers June 11

Weekend adventurers who have only heard of the wilds of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta or the oceangoing shipping of one of the busiest international ports on the Gulf of Mexico can experience both Saturday, June 11 aboard Blakeley State Park's eco-tour boat.

The 50-passenger Delta Explorer departs from the Park's dock on the Tensaw River at 9:30 a.m. returning three hours later after adventuring through the Delta, across to the Mobile River, down through the Port of Mobile and looping back to its Blakeley home dock. Tickets are $35 for adults, $17 for children 6-12 and free to children 3-5.

Seating is on a first come-first serve basis but may be reserved by calling 251-626-5581 and paying with major credit cards. For more information go to . The Delta Explorer is also available for charter.

Blakeley State Park is located on State Hwy. 225 about 4.5 miles north of its intersection with U.S. 31 at Spanish Fort.

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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.



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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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Delta Explorer tours: Click HERE for more.