The Old St. Stephens Historical Park is open year-round, seven days a week. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call (251) 247-2622, or email Horseback riding is now available. Call for more information about horseback riding at Old St. Stephens.

A beautiful day for a horseback ride.
A visit to Saint Stephens Historical Park is a way to introduce children and adults to Alabama's rich heritage. Take a walking tour through the historic heart of Old St. Stephens, or stroll to the cemetery. Get in touch with the beauty of southwestern Alabama. There are many recreational activities available for visitors, including fishing, RV camping, primitive camping, biking, birdwatching, horseback riding, picnicking, and hiking. You can drop by the St. Stephens Trading Post store to pick up essentials for your visit.
Visit the 100-acre lake for a delightful summer dip in its cool waters, and see the wildflowers that nod gently in the breeze. Breathtaking limestone cliffs border the aquamarine lake, the perfect place for an afternoon boat trip. At the beach are camping, swimming, and picnic facilities and a boat ramp.
Or you can take a refreshing walk through the forests of Old St. Stephens. The forests are graced with great scenic beauty. In spring, blossoms of the redbuds and dogwoods provide bright splashes of color against the pale green of the young leaves, and the air is fragrant with the perfume of honeysuckle blossoms. Throughout the year you can hear the calls of many native and migratory birds. Birds of prey and butterflies are also frequent visitors. Don't forget to bring your camera!


Admission for a full day's use of the park, (which includes hiking, swimming, and picnicking privileges) is $2.00 for adults (ages 11 up), $1.00 for those ages 6-11 years, while those 5 and under get in free. The park opens at sunrise and closes at sunset. The main gate is locked at 10PM.

Prices, details, and availability:

Note: the prices and information listed here are subject to change without notice. Please call (251) 247-2622 to make reservations or to find out more information.

Map to Old St. Stephens:

Click here for a printable map of Alabama. On the same page you will find a link to a printable road map that can take you to Old St. Stephens. Depending on your computer these maps may be slow to load.


Rental of a space at the RV campground is $16.00 per night, which includes full electric and water hookup, as well as use of the RV sanitary dumping station.

Primitive Camping:

Use of a primitive campsite is $7.00 per night.


A fishing permit for the park costs $2.00. The 100-acre lake is stocked with catfish, bass, bream, and other game fish.

Boat Rentals:

Boat rentals are available. Call ahead for availability.

Boat Ramp:

It costs $2.00 to launch your boat from ramps provided at the lake. We also now have a boat ramp with access to the Tombigbee River!

Pavilion Rentals:

You may reserve a pavilion for $25.00. Barbecue pits and fire rings are provided.


There is a roped-off area for swimming at the quarry beach. No life-guard is on duty, so swim at your own risk.

For information concerning park hours, prices, and availability please contact
The Old St. Stephens website was created and is maintained by Sarah Mattics
Copyright © 2007 by the St. Stephens Historical Commission.
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Last updated Thursday, May 01, 2008