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Frank Jackson State Park
Location Opp, Covington, Alabama, United States
Area 2,050 acres (8.3 km2)
Elevation 223 ft (68 m)
Established 1970
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.

History

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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