Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00am

The Kayak Fishing Classic will be held on the Coosa River in Wetumpka, Ala. It's open to all anglers in kayaks, canoes, SUPs and other approved vessels. There will be camping along the river banks before and after the day of the event.

There will be an Open Division and a Championship Division. Each division will be eligible to win cash and prizes. Entry fee will be $35.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

This underwater and beach cleanup event takes place at the Gulf State Park Pier. Scuba divers will enter the water around the pier at 8 a.m. The debris they recover will be sorted on the beach. Come see what they find!

During this cleanup effort volunteer divers will canvas the near shore waters of the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to remove garbage and unnatural debris which can pose a significant threat to people and wildlife. Environmental organizations will also have booths to share how you can help keep our environment clean.

Admission: $4 for all-day sightseeing on the pier.

Note: Pier fishing will be closed from 7 a.m.-noon.

This underwater conservation effort is a collaboration between the City of Gulf Shores, Coastal Alabama Reef and Restoration Foundation and Project AWARE.


Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

On these hikes led by the park naturalist, learn about the area's ecosystem and wildlife.

October 21

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

More than 300 scarecrows are spread along the trails at Frank Jackson State Park.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:15am to Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:15am

Forest Landowners will want to attend this informative event at the Marriott Shoals Hotel. Indoor and outdoor sessions.

Gov. Ivey is scheduled to speak at the banquet

Agenda and Registration Info

ATFA members - $75

ATFA members' guests - $75

Non-members - $100 (Includes one year ATFA membership)

Non-members' guests - $100 (Includes one year ATFA membership)

Children (ages 5-12) - $40

Children Under the age of 5 - Free - MUST BE REGISTERED

Conference registration includes planned meals, sessions, and the Landowner Tour.

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Free, family friendly Halloween celebration with crafts, music, movies, trail rides, games, $5 boat tours, food trucks and a costume contest at 1pm. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 8:30am to 2:00pm

Bigfoot Biobash is a family-friendly trail run and Conservation Festival at Cheaha State Park

The day's events include a 5K trail run, conservation expo and storytelling. Hands-on activities include geocaching and archery.

The storytelling begins at 11.a.m.

Online pre-registration is available for the 5K beginning Sept. 21 at Race day registration begins at 7 a.m.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

A Holiday Buffet will be served at Daniella's in the Park beginning at 4 p.m.

Boat Parade begins at 6 p.m.

To participate in the parade, call 256-247-6971 or email

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 7:00pm to Monday, January 1, 2018 - 2:00am

Cheaha State Park - Enjoy a prime rib buffet, hors d’oeuvres, a spectacular view of the last sunset of 2017, live music, a midnight celebration, and an “after midnight” champagne breakfast. Ask about our New Year’s Eve Getaway packages.  

Fee: $85 per person (includes dinner, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and champagne breakfast); Ticket Required