Little River State Park (or Claude Kelley State Park)

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $2.00
Description

If your pooch needs a little adventure in their life, then load ‘em up and head over to Little River State Forest and Claude D. Kelley Recreational Area. Located right between Monroe and Escambia Counties, this 2,100 acre parcel of land is just waiting to be explored.

This beautiful park has everything your doggo needs for a true outdoor experience. Thick forests, a lake, and a river make this place absolutely gorgeous. There are two main trails that are multi-use, so expect to see some bikers. They are both excellent for bird watching. If your pup is loaded with energy, hit the Gazebo Trail. It’s around four miles roundtrip and runs through a forest of loblolly and longleaf pine. A few hills and feeder streams keep the trail interesting. The final destination is a gazebo that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935.

At 1.5 miles, the Bell Loop is the shorter option. Let your pup be the guide as you follow this trail over a scenic bridge and through a fragrant forest. The trail finishes at the top of a hill near a clay pit. Paws for a break before heading back so your pooch can enjoy the view. Regardless of which trail you take, make sure you have plenty of water for both you and your four legged companion. And don’t forget to carry some clean up bags and pick up after your pup.

The 25 acre lake in Little River State Forest and Claude D. Kelley Recreation Area is pawfect for fishing. So bring your pole along and see if you can reel in a whopper. Visitors can also go horseback riding or take a dip in the lake to cool off. Pavilions are available, so bring some sandwiches and stick around for lunch.

No bones about it, this park will make your dog’s tail wag! 

Address
580 H Kyle Rd
Atmore, AL 36502
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
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Address
580 H Kyle Rd
Atmore, AL 36502
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours