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Alabama Destination Guide - OutdoorPlaces.Com

AlabamaAlabama is located on the Gulf Mexico in the southeastern United States.  At 50,750 square miles it is the 28th largest state.  Alabama has a very diverse topography ranging from mountains in the northeast to ocean shoreline in the southwest panhandle.  A majority of the state is rolling hills and rich farmland, taking advantage of the long growing season.  Despite it's farming history, Alabama has 713,887 acres of state, national, and national forest lands within it's boundaries.

Alabama is known for its cool winters and hot, humid summers.  All of the state, national, and national forest facilities are open year round.  Snow is possible in the northeastern corner of the state, but is rare.  Although summers are hot, count on a shower or thunderstorm to cool things off, especially along the Gulf Coast.

Alabama has four major metropolitan areas.  Huntsville, located in the north central part of the state.  Birmingham, the largest city located almost in the center of the state.  Montgomery, the state capital, also located in the center of the state, and Mobile, located on the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of Mobile Bay.  Alabama is well served by the US Interstate highway system.  Both Interstate 20 and 10 cross the state going east to west, and Interstate 65 cross the state going north to south passing through a very close to every major metropolitan area in the state.

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Click for Montgomery, Alabama ForecastDue to it's warm climate, and a wide number of parks, Alabama is a great place to visit or live for outdoor activity.  Hundreds of miles of hiking and canoe trails, 2,785 government run improved campsites, hunting, some of the best fresh and saltwater fishing in the country, rock climbing, mountain biking, equestrian, and the best part, it call all be enjoyed almost all year round.

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You have only entered a small doorway into a much larger world.  A wide variety of information on Alabama abounds.  Links are broken up into seven different categories below.

Traveling In Alabama provides you with information on major air carrier service, highway rules and regulations, trailering rules and regulations, and road conditions. 

Outdoors Guide provides you with an interactive clickable map of Alabama highlighting all 24 state parks, two national parks and all four national forests.  Summary information on each park too! 

Alabama White Pages is a listing of important phone numbers for planning your next trip to Alabama. 

Travel & Tourism Web Links is a listing of websites that can aid you in planning your next trip to Alabama. 

Hunting & Fishing Regulations is a summary of hunting and fishing rules and regulations while in the state of Alabama, as well as phone numbers and web links. 

Ask Us About Alabama.  Can't find what your looking for anywhere?  Ask us!  We may not be able to tell you who the governor was in 1884, but we sure can tell you about some great campsites or things to see. 

Of course OutdoorPlaces.Com has a number of guides and informative stories to help you on your journey.  Below are a number of featured stories to help you when you enjoy the great outdoors.  You will find a wealth of information in the stories throughout our site.