Outdoor Alabama Experience coming to Oak Mountain State Park in September

FROM STAFF REPORTS

PELHAM – The Alabama State Parks and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries divisions have teamed up to host the first Outdoor Alabama Experience weekend workshop at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham this September.

The workshop will take place Sept. 20-22 and registration is currently open for the event.

The Outdoor Alabama Experience program is designed for families with any level of outdoors experience. The workshop features hands-on learning in a variety of outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, biking, wildlife watching, shooting sports, fishing, hunting, paddleboarding and more.

“The Outdoor Alabama Experience is a weekend full of opportunities for families to learn about the many ways they can enjoy Alabama’s beautiful outdoors together,” State Parks Natural Resources Planner Emily Vanderford said. “Our hope is that they leave the workshop with the confidence and information needed to continue enjoying these outdoor activities in the future.”

The registration fee is $100 for two people and $25 for each additional participant. The registration fee includes all meals, participant t-shirts and weekend instruction. Overnight accommodations are not included in the registration cost. However, workshop participants will receive a discount code for camping at Oak Mountain State Park once they have registered.

“Whether your family members are experienced campers or have never camped before, knowledgeable staff will be available to help with campsite setup or any other questions you may have,” Vanderford said. “You may also choose to stay in other park accommodations or at accommodations outside of the park.”

For more information about the Outdoor Alabama Experience program including a list of classes offered during the event or to register, visit Alapark.com/outdoor-family.

To learn more about Oak Mountain State Park, visit Alapark.com/parks/oak-mountain-state-park or Facebook.com/OakMountainSP/.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit Outdooralabama.com.