Historic Blakeley State Park preserves the largest National Register site in the eastern United States. The park contains one of the nation’s best-preserved Civil War battlefields, including miles of Confederate and Union earthworks constructed prior to the Battle of Fort Blakeley on April 9, 1865. It also is home to numerous other historic sites, all set within one of the most biodiverse and scenic parks in the nation. Over fifteen miles of hiking and biking trails wind through the property. The park features a launch on the Tensaw River for Canoe Trail users and a designated parking area.
The park is open 365 days a year from 8 AM until dusk. Trail users are asked to call the park gatehouse prior to arrival to register; 251-626-0798. Fees: $5 launch fee, $3 per night parking fee. www.blakeleypark.com
From I-10: Go north on U.S. Highway 98 to U.S. Highway 31 and take a right. Turn left on Highway 225 and go 4 1/2 miles. Park is on left.
From I-65: Go south on Highway 225. Go 15 miles and park is on right.
Coordinates: 30.74786, -87.92397
Recommended Water Levels
Claiborne Dam river stages ranging from 6 to 19 feet on tailrace reading provide optimum water levels for this route. River stages above these values should be considered hazardous. For water level information at Claiborne Dam, call 1-888-771-4601 or visit https://waterdata.usgs.gov/al/nwis/uv?site_no=02428401