Alabama State Parks officials, local government leaders and members of the business community gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, June 16, 2022, to officially open Lakepoint State Park’s new off-road vehicle course in Eufaula, Alabama. The new course is on land once occupied by the park’s former golf course.
“Lakepoint State Park has a great reputation as being a family-friendly fishing destination and we want to provide new amenities to the park that will enhance the overall guest experience,” said Chris Blankenship, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. “Providing this new ORV course here at Lakepoint is another example of expanding our offerings to a growing outdoor recreation segment, and if you enjoy a more relaxing golf cart cruise, you can also take a ride down our new motorized natural trail.”
Lake Eufaula – known as the "The Bass Capital of the World” – attracts thousands of visitors to Lakepoint State Park every year. Park officials are working to improve Alabama’s state parks system by renovating existing facilities and providing new amenities.
“Recently, the park has been able to renovate 10 cabins and we are currently working on renovating an additional 10 cabins,” said Greg Lein, Alabama State Parks Director. “Our cabins and lodges are a great way to enjoy our parks, if you do not have a camper.”
The creation of the off-road vehicle course and the motorized nature trail, which passes through the campground, provides additional amenities for visitors to Lakepoint State Park. A grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs helped fund the projects at Lakepoint.
Alabama State Parks is working to aquire off-road, side-by-side vehicles that can be rented to use on the course. For now, visitors must provide their own vehicles to use it.
J.R. Burke, from Polaris, also spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The company provided recreational off-road vehicles for Thursday’s ceremony. Polaris has a production facility in Huntsville where it manufactures Ranger and RZR off-road vehicles.
The opening of the ORV course at Lakepoint continues a string of positive news for Alabama State Parks, including the recent expansion of Oak Mountain State Park and voters’ approval of an $85 bond issue to fund improvements at State Parks and state historical sites.
About Lakepoint State Park
Located on the banks of the 45,000-acre Lake Eufaula, Lakepoint offers a variety of amenities such as a full-service restaurant and lounge, marina, hiking trails, modern campground, swimming complex, tennis courts, and playgrounds. The showpiece of the park is Lakepoint Resort Lodge and Convention Center, which includes 101 hotel rooms, and the park also offers 29 cabins, 10 lakeside cottages, and 192 improved campsites. Lake Eufaula is known as “The Bass Capital of the World,” and it draws anglers of all ages to the park’s access to one of America’s best fisheries. Learn more at https://www.alapark.com/parks/lakepoint-state-park
About Alabama’s State Parks System
The Alabama State Parks is a division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and maintains 21 state parks encompassing approximately 48,000 acres of land and water in Alabama. The parks range from Gulf Coast beaches to the Appalachian Mountains and provide opportunities and facilities from basic day-use activities to resort convention lodging, restaurants, and golfing areas. These parks rely on visitor fees and the support of other partners like local communities to fund the majority of their operations. Make reservations at www.alapark.com/online-reservations and learn more at www.alapark.com. Partners Pay the Way.