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Outdoor Alabama News

State Public Fishing Lakes Are Open

DeSoto Falls Picnic Area Temporarily Closes for Dredging Work

Special Youth, Veteran and Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunting Day

Frank Jackson Features Veterans Memorial Scenic Overlook

A seldom-used overlook at Frank Jackson State Park near Opp has been transformed into a memorial that honors the men and women who served in the nation’s wars. A project of AMVETS (American Veterans) Post 23, the Veterans Memorial Scenic Overlook is the brainchild of Paul Norris and the late Danny Donaldson, Opp-area residents who wanted to honor their fellow veterans. The overlook provides a beautiful view of the 1,000-acre Lake Jackson, but the proximity to the lake’s main entrance caused the viewpoint to be mostly overlooked. Jesse Patterson, Frank Jackson’s Park…