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Claude D. Kelly State Park, Alabama

     Located just 12 miles north of I-65 at Atmore, the park is 960 acres in size, and offers fishing and swimming, and hiking as well as developed and primitive camping. There are also cottages that can be rented.

Trails in the Claude D. Kelly State Park include:

     The C.C.C. Trail- (Civilian Conservation Corps) is roughly 2 miles in length and follows an old road bed. The trail has a gradual grade until the turn point or culde-sac. Norice the old, stone water culverts built more than 50 years ago. This area of the Park is home to the Red Headed, Hairy, Downy and Pileated Woodpecker. Note the nesting and forage cavitites in the long leaf trees as you meander your way through dogwood, hickory, oak, and sweetgum trees.

     The Gazebo Trail- is roughly 3.5 miles in length and covers light to moderate terrain. This area is characterized by a mixed pine, oak and gum forest. Several types of ferns accent the lower hills and moist crossings along the trail. White Tail Deer and Eastern Wild Turkey are common in and around the Park. The Gazebo is mid-point along the trail and an appropriate spot to take a break.

Claude D. Kelly State Park, Alabama (V-Ten online)