In honor of Veterans Day, Alabama State Parks will waive the entrance fee for veterans at all of its 22 state parks on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11. Anyone who indicates they are a veteran will be admitted into the park day-use areas without charge. No identification will be required.
Veterans have been leaders in the development of state parks and other public lands across the country. Several of Alabama’s state parks were developed with help from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which employed numerous veterans. For example, DeSoto State Park is deeply steeped in CCC history. Some of the DeSoto cabins were built by the CCC with materials sourced from a quarry that can be viewed from one of the park’s hiking trails. More