Lakepoint State Park unveils new off-road vehicle course + more outdoor attractions

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Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Commissioner Chris Blankenship. (Lakepoint State Park)

Ready for some fun in the sun? At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 16, Lakepoint State Park in Eufaula unveiled a new off-road vehicle course and motorized nature trail that are officially open to the public. Read on for the exciting details.

Fun for the whole family

Lakepoint State Park transformed its former golf course into an outdoor activities destination. Known as “The Bass Capital of the World”, Lake Eufaula attracts thousands of visitors each year, and these new attractions will give people even more reasons to come back.

If you’re a fan of hitting the trails with your ATV, you’ll love this new off-road vehicle course. Looking for something a little more laid back? Take a leisurely golf cart ride on the motorized nature trail.

“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. Providing this new ORV (off-road vehicle) course here at Lakepoint is another example of expanding our offerings to a growing outdoor recreation segment.”

Chris Blankenship, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, State Parks officials, local government leaders and members of the community joined in on the opening celebrations. The project was funded by a grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

Updated amenities

Stopping by for a visit and don’t have a place to stay? Along with the new courses, Lakepoint State Park has revamped 10 of its cabins and they plan on updating more in the future.

Lakepoint currently offers a variety of enjoyable amenities including:

  • Full-service restaurant + lounge
  • Hiking trails
  • Marina
  • Modern campground
  • Playgrounds
  • Swimming complex
  • Tennis courts

The park also offers 29 cabins, 10 lakeside cottages and 192 improved campsites.

Plan your visit

These new additions to Lakepoint State Park come with other positive news for Alabama State Parks, including the recent expansion of Oak Mountain State Park and voters’ approval of an $85 million bond issue to fund improvements at State Parks and state historical sites.

State Parks officials are working toward securing off-road side-by-side vehicles that can be rented to use the course. For now, you’ll have to bring your own.

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