Chickasaw State Park (Alabama)

Chickasaw State Park
Defunct state park
Country United States
State Alabama
County Marengo
Elevation 131 ft (40 m) [1]
Coordinates 32°21′33″N 87°47′13″W / 32.35917°N 87.78694°W / 32.35917; -87.78694Coordinates: 32°21′33″N 87°47′13″W / 32.35917°N 87.78694°W / 32.35917; -87.78694 [1]
Area 520 acres (210 ha)
Established 1930s
 - Closed 2015
Management None
Location in Alabama
Website: Chickasaw State Park

Chickasaw State Park was a 520-acre (210 ha) public recreation area located on U.S. Route 43 approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Linden in Marengo County, Alabama. The state park was originally developed in the 1930s by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps on property that the state had owned since 1819.[2] It had offered trails, picnicking, and camping facilities until it was abandoned in October 2015.[3] It was one of several Alabama state parks that either closed or saw curtailment of services in 2015 following state budget cuts.[4][5]


  1. 1 2 "Chickasaw State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. Ress, Thomas V. (August 11, 2015). "Chickasaw State Park". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Alabama Humanities Foundation. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  3. "Chickasaw State Park". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  4. Gattis, Paul (September 30, 2015). "5 Alabama state parks set to close". Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  5. Moseley, Brandon (December 26, 2015). "State to shut down Outdoor Alabama magazine". Alabama Political Reporter. Retrieved December 26, 2015.

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