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Frank Jackson State Park is located in southern Alabama close to the city of Opp, and between the cities of Enterprise and Andalusia. The state park wraps itself around the southern shore of Lake Frank Jackson and encompasses the northwestern portion of the city of Opp.
Frank Jackson State Park combines the perfect cocktail of lakeside recreation with countryside walks and hikes. Its closeness to both the Alabama countryside and towns such as Opp make it the ideal place to take an RV rental. Accessing the park with a rental RV is made easier with Highway 331 running along its eastern boundaries.
Rent a camper near Frank Jackson State Park and get all the enjoyment Lake Frank Jackson has to offer, along with the idyllic surroundings of southern Alabama. Search for an RV in Covington County and see what Frank Jackson State Park has to offer.
Being on the shores of Lake Frank Jackson makes Frank Jackson State Park the place for angling enthusiasts. The lake is home to a wide variety of fish species and provides fantastic sport for Frank Jackson State Park campers. Lake Frank Jackson is best known for its bass fishing, so much so that tournaments are held on the lake every year. Bass varieties include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, hybrid bass, and black bass. Along with these, there are also bream, crappie, channel catfish, and chain pickerel. All these create an incredible fishing spot when camping at Frank Jackson State Park.
Along with the fantastic fishing, Lake Frank Jackson also provides endless hours of watersport and boating fun when visiting Frank Jackson State Park. The state park itself has several boat launching ramps, making accessing the water a breeze. Whether you wish to speed along the lake jetskiing until your heart’s content or stroll along with ease in a canoe or kayak, Frank Jackson State Park and its lake are the place to do so. Those motorhome camping without their own boats should not worry, the park rents out kayaks and canoes at competitive rates.
Although fishing and boating are the main attractions at Frank Jackson State Park, it is not all waterbased fun. The park is located in some of the best countryside for hiking in all of southern Alabama. The park itself has a network of hiking trails for those wishing to stay on site. One of the park’s unique features is the looping hiking trail that crosses a bridge, leading from the parking area to an island in the center of the lake. An educational kiosk can be found at the start of the trail. This gives information on the many animals to be seen along this trail and in Frank Jackson State Park as a whole.
Those camping with an RV at Frank Jackson State Park will find 32 RV sites to choose from, all equipped with full 20, 30, 50 amp electric, water, and sewage hookups. Facilities on-site include a dump station, shower block, flushing toilets, free WiFi, and cable TV. Pets are welcome on-site but must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet.
When you do not wish to camp directly at Frank Jackson State Park’s campsite, there are a few local alternatives. ‘Sweet Home Alabama Campground and RV Park’ is just west of Frank Jackson State Park and offers great facilities and RV camping amenities. Partial hookups are provided here, including 20, 30, 50 amp electric and water hookups. Facilities include a dump station, flushing toilets, a shower block, RV storage unit, and laundry service. Many of the sites here are pull-thru, meaning all sizes of rigs are welcome here.
When exploring the local area surrounding Frank Jackson State Park, campers will find a handful of attractions within a short drive of the park. The Three Notch Museum is not to be overlooked when in the Covington County area. The museum’s building has a famous history of its own, as it was once the ‘Central of Georgia Depot,’ a historic train station. Today, this museum displays a range of exhibitions that showcase the county’s history. Visitors can view thousands of photographs, historic cameras and accessories, tools, and military artifacts. There is also a post office, restored to how it once looked during the towns early 20th-century heyday.
Take an hour’s drive north, and you will arrive in Montgomery, Alabama’s capital. This city is full of must-see sights, famous not only in Alabama but in the USA as a whole. Those with a keen interest in US history should not pass up a visit to ‘The First Whitehouse of The Confederacy’ in Montgomery. The now-famous building was the residence of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family, during the city’s status as the capital, until 1861. Visitors can take a tour of this Italian style building, complete with period furnishes from the 1850s and 1860s. On the register of historic places since the 1970s, the building is an icon of southern history and provides a look into the history of the short-lived confederacy.
Visitors to the city of Montgomery with a taste for all things art and culture should head to the ‘Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.’ The museum is home to a wide range of exhibitions, showcasing both 19th and 20th-century American paintings and sculpture. One of the highlights of the museum is its multi-million dollar sculpture garden. The garden is part of the nearby park and displays sculptures from local and international sculptors.