Frank Jackson State Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsFrank Jackson State Park
|Location||Opp, Covington, Alabama, United States|
|Area||2,050 acres (8.3 km2)|
|Elevation||223 ft (68 m)|
|Operator||Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources|
|Website||Frank Jackson State Park|
Frank Jackson State Park is a publicly owned recreation area that wraps around Lake Frank Jackson and forms the northwesternmost portion of the city of Opp, Alabama. The 2,050-acre (830 ha) state park offers facilities for fishing, boating, hiking, and camping.
The park opened as Lightwood Knot Creek State Park in 1970. It has borne the name of longtime Covington County legislator Frank Jackson since the 1980s.
Activities and amenities
Fishing tournaments are regularly held on Lake Frank Jackson, a 1,037-acre (420 ha) impoundment of Lightwood Knot Creek. Bass, bream and crappie are abundant, if not overly large. The park has 3 miles (4.8 km) of easy walking trails that include a loop trail around an island in the lake that is accessed from a boardwalk/bridge.
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