The wooded riverbanks and rolling lakeshores of the area are perfect for those who love hiking and camping. It doesn't take a long trip from the state capitol to find tranquil natural hideaways. Take the time to get out into the lush green forests and you'll fall in love the region.

Paul M. Grist State Park

Set around a 100-acre lake, Grist State Park is a serene woodland setting. The park has sites for both primitive and RV camping, and the lake is stocked with bass, bluegill, sunfish and catfish for anglers. The park is located just outside of Selma on Highway 22 East.

Chewacla State Park

Chewacla's facilities include 696 scenic acres for hiking, camping, and picnicking. Their 26-acre lake allows for boating, swimming and fishing. Conveniently located south of Auburn off I-85, Chewacla offers a convenient getaway.

Lakepoint Resort State Park

Located on the banks of 45,000-acre Lake Eufaula, this park has a lodge, a convention center, campgrounds, cabins, lakeside cottages, picnic areas, an 18-hole golf course, and a marina for all visitors that includes launch facilities and boat slips.

Frank Jackson State Park

For those who love fishing, this 2050-acre park serves as the premier fishing destination with its 1000-acre stream-fed lake. Lake Jackson is great for swimming, and the park includes shoreline picnic areas, lakefront camping sites with cable TV hookups, and a modern bathhouse.

Roland Cooper State Park

Set along the Dannelly Reservoir near Camden, this 226-acre state park offers a nine-hole golf course with a clubhouse, vacation cottages, campgrounds with bathhouses, laundry facilities, a camp store, scenic picnic area with tables, and ample fishing opportunities in the reservoir.