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Selma State Park
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Selma, Alabama   36703
(lat:32.4049 lon:-86.8597) map location
Selma State Park is a serene natural oasis offering outdoor activities like fishing and boating. The park features lush greenery, picnic areas and walking trails for visitors to enjoy the tranquility of nature. It's also home to diverse wildlife species making it an ideal spot for bird watching or simply immersing oneself into wilderness exploration.

History of the Area
Located in Selma, Alabama, the park was established for public use and recreation. It offers various outdoor activities like fishing.

The area is steeped in history with its proximity to Old Cahawba Archaeological Park and Sturdivant Hall Museum.

It also played a significant role during the Civil Rights Movement as it's near Edmund Pettus Bridge where Bloody Sunday occurred on March 7th, 1965.

Visitors can enjoy picnicking areas along with nature trails that provide views of wildlife habitats within this recreational site.

Selma State Park is located near Prattville, Selma

1. The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail: This 54-mile trail commemorates the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.

2. Old Cahawba Archaeological Park Trails: Located within a short drive of the park, these trails offer exploration through Alabama's first state capital with various lengths and difficulty levels.

3. Paul M Grist State Park Hiking Trails: Approximately half an hour away, this park offers several miles of hiking paths around a beautiful lake setting.

4. Perry Lakes Park Nature Walks & Birding Paths: About forty minutes' distance from Selma State Park, it features multiple walking and bird-watching routes across its expansive wetlands area.

5.Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area Walking Pathways : A network of shorter pathways ideal for wildlife spotting near water bodies; exact length varies depending on chosen route.

6.Vaughn Road Fitness Loop - At just over three-quarters mile long (0 .75), this paved loop is perfect for those looking for light exercise or strolling while enjoying nature views

7.Old Railroad Bed Trail - An easy-to-moderate level hike along what was once part of the Mobile & Ohio railroad line; approximately two miles round trip

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Directions will vary based on your starting location. Here is a general route from Birmingham, Alabama:

1. Begin by heading southeast on I:20 E/I-59 S.
2. Take exit 106 for US:231 S/US-280 E toward Childersburg/Sylacauga.
3. Continue onto AL:21 South towards Talladega and then to Rockford.
4. From Rockford, take the County Road 22 West to Selma State Park.

Please note that these directions are subject to change due to road conditions or construction work in progress along this route.

Remember: Always follow local traffic laws and regulations while driving!

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