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Claude D Kelley State Park
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850 H-Kyle Rd
Atmore, Alabama   36502
(lat:31.2585 lon:-87.4859) map location

Phone: (251) 862-2022
Located near the town of Atmore, Claude D. Kelly State Park, also known as Little River State Park, features a 25-acre lake with boating and fishing facilities. Campers can wander the trails or enjoy activities on the lake any time of the day.
History of the Area
Established in 1935, the park is located in Alabama. Originally named Little River State Forest Park, it was renamed after Claude D Kelley. He served as state forester from 1927 to 1952 and played a crucial role in reforestation efforts during his tenure.

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed this area initially for recreational use with cabins and picnic areas built by CCC workers themselves. The site covers approximately 1,080 acres of land featuring diverse flora and fauna including longleaf pines which were restored under Kelley's leadership.

Over time, facilities have been updated or added such as campgrounds while maintaining its natural beauty attracting visitors year-round for camping, hiking trails among other outdoor activities.

Claude D Kelley State Park is located near Atmore, Monroeville

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 29 Nice
park review stars; one to five I took my daughter and a few of her friends for her birthday. It was nice and they had a good time. I wish they had more to offer. The zip line was an improvement. She enjoyed it because she want to go again.
December 27 church pinic by percy cox, ALDOT,mobile
park review stars; one to five enjoyable,fun and very professional. need phone
June 2 A really great park by Joe
park review stars; one to five Sorry I am just getting to comment . we came on 10/9/2010 My 3 sons and I went for a few days to fish/swim/ and just relax outside . The park is great,Big roomy site. The new staff came and checked up on us , and even took the trash ! Thanks for a great time , we will be back soon . PS. Fair priced .
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1. Start by heading southeast on Dexter Ave toward Bainbridge St.
2. Turn right onto S Lawrence St.
3. Use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left onto I:85 N ramp.
4. Merge with I:85 N and continue for about 14 miles.
5. Take exit 16 towards Waugh/Claude D Kelley State Park.
6. Take a sharp right after exiting off of Interstate: this is Marler Road (County Rd).
7. Continue straight until you reach Claude D Kelley State Park.

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