Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 8:00am to Monday, November 30, 2015 - 5:00pm

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

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 8:00am to Monday, November 30, 2015 - 5:00pm

Entry is $20 per scarecrow. This year's theme is "Pure Imagination."

The public will judge their favorite scarecrows during the Halloween Festival on Oct. 17. Prizes will be awarded in 1 st, 2nd & 3rd place. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Archery lessons for ages 8 and up will be offered Tuesday afternoons at Oak Mountain State Park.

October 6, 13, 20, 27

Registration preferred; the only fee is park admission.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Improve your photography skills with this day-long workshop at Guntersville State Park.

Meet in the Azalea III room in the lodge.

$10 fee.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Dress up and join us for a free, family friendly Halloween celebration. There will be crafts, music, movies, trail rides, games, $5 boat tours, food trucks, and a costume contest at 3 p.m.

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 6:00pm

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

Judging begins at 4:30, Line-up at 5:30 and Parade at 6 p.m.

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

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 6:00pm to Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 7:00pm

2016 Dates
January 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30

February: 5-6, 12-13, 19-20

Fridays: 6 p.m. Orientation Social with live music and refreshments
7 p.m. Nature Program

Saturdays: Field trips to an eagle’s nest, roost sites, Cathedral Caverns State Park, High Falls Park
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Birds of Prey Programs

Lodging Packages Available

Lake Guntersville State Park Website

Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 5:30am to Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 5:00pm

Visit Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge to see sandhill and whooping cranes. 

Events include special speakers, films, live raptors, and children activities.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:00pm to Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 5:00pm

The 13th annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest is Oct. 5-8, 2016.

Alabama Coastal BirdFest is an annual event with guided trips, speakers, dinners, and free activities on the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast.

Trips and evening events require advance registration. Registration opens in early August.

Visit to learn more.