Opened as a private spa in 1838, visitors to Bladon Springs traveled from all over the country to benefit from the "curing" properties of the park's four mineral wells. In 1846, a large Greek Revival hotel was built to accommodate the influx of visitors. This health resort was once called the "Saratoga of the South" and remained open through the Civil War. The State of Alabama purchased the property in 1934 and converted the location to a state park.
The park features amenities such as: big-rig access, tent camping, electrical hook-ups, water and sewerage, plus pets are allowed and the park is family-friendly with a playground. For your enjoyment we have a Picnic Area, Birding Trail, a Playground and of course camping.
You can also look forward to attractions such as the Choctaw National Refuge, Red Hills Forever Wild Tracts and the Trade Days in Coffeeville.
Bladon Springs State Park is also approximately one hour north of dining and shopping in the Mobile area. Peace and quiet are hallmarks of this forested setting making it an excellent camping and wildlife viewing location. Birders will also love Bladon Springs, which is stop on Alabama’s Black Belt Birding Trail; expect to see a wide variety of songbirds, woodpeckers and raptors.
Hope to see you soon!