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Lake Lurleen State Park

Lake Lurleen State Park
Lake Lurleen State Park is located in Alabama
Lake Lurleen State Park
Location of Lake Lurleen State Park in Alabama
Type State park
Location Tuscaloosa County, near Northport, Alabama
Coordinates
Area 1,675 acres (678 ha)
Elevation 233 feet (71 m) [1]
Operated by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Status Open year round

Lake Lurleen State Park is an Alabama state park located on U.S. Highway 82 in Tuscaloosa County, 9 miles (14 km) northwest of Northport.[2]

Contents

  • Namesake 1
  • Activities and amenities 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Namesake

The park is named for George C. Wallace. Lurleen Wallace was born in Tuscaloosa County, attended public schools there, and met her future husband while working in a local department store. She succeeded her husband as Governor in 1967 when he could not run for a third concurrent term; she died in office a year later.

Activities and amenities

The state park's 1,675 acres (678 ha) include 91 improved campsites and 250-acre (100 ha) Lake Lureen which is used for boating, fishing, and swimming. The park has more than 23 miles (37 km) of trails for hiking and mountain biking.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Lake Lurleen State Park".  
  2. ^ "Lake Lurleen State Park". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Lake Lurleen State Park Trail Map and Overview". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 

External links

  • Lake Lurleen State Park Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Lake Lurleen State Park Trail Map Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
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