Known for its winding rivers, outdoor recreation, and rich history, the Alabama River Region offers so much for visitors. Whether just passing through or staying for an extended vacation, here’s a few of our favorite things to do in Alabama River Region. Of course, there’s lots of shopping and restaurants in the area, but this list focuses on natural and historical places.
Alabama Wildlife Federation – Alabama Nature Center
You can spend an entire day at the Alabama Nature Center. There are five miles of boardwalks and trails traversing forests, fields, streams, wetlands and ponds. It’s run by the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) which is the oldest and largest non-profit conservation organization in Alabama.
The focus of the Alabama Nature Center is conservation education, resource stewardship and hunting and angling heritage. Many schools and groups in the area visit the center for field trips and education programs, but it’s not just for kids! Anyone who is interested in nature and conversation will enjoy the 350-acre planned use outdoor education facility.
According to alabamawildlife.org, “In addition to the self-guided trail system, you can also enjoy entertaining and informative conservation education programming during designated weekends. These weekends feature themes that highlight snakes, salamanders, frogs, turtles, birds, hydrangeas and even fishing, just to name a few. During these weekends, you can also enjoy a guided hike by one of ANC’s world class biologists.”
The Center is also host to numerous events throughout the year such as the Plants & Pollinators Festival and Christmas at the ANC.
River Region Alabama is home to the famed Robert Trent Jones Golf trail, which draws golf enthusiasts from all over the country. Near Prattville, where Kountry Air RV Park is located, there are several golf courses where you’ll find beautifully manicured greens and challenging holes. A day spent on the golf course is a good day in Alabama!
Capitol Hill is the closest course to Kountry Air RV Park and one of the most popular spots on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. With more than 1,500 acres of golf and nature, the pure magnitude of this facility is amazing and allows each course to be drastically different from the others. Capitol Hill features three 18-hole championship courses – Judge, Legislator and Senator. The Senator course was named among the Top 10 New Courses in the nation by Golf Magazine.
We have many guests who stay with us for golf trips, so when looking for RV Parks Near Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, be sure to give us a call!
Autuaga Creek is one of our favorite spots for kayaking and is just a few minutes drive from Kountry Air RV Park. It offers 13 miles of well-paced canoeing and kayaking with beautiful scenery and shade, which is important on hot days. The most popular trip is a 2 to 3-hour paddle that begins in downtown Prattville. This four-mile trip was established by the Autauga Creek Improvement Committee, whose mission is to provide a natural, scenic, and educational recreation experience through ecological conservation and preservation of quality public access to Autauga Creek Canoe Trail.
The trip begins at a park behind City Hall and ends at the Canoe Trail Park behind the animal shelter.
There are parts of Autauga Creek suitable for tubing too. According to Alabama Scenic River Trail, “If floating is more your speed, you can take the lazy creek in a tube to the wooden footbridge and walk your tubes back upstream along Prattville’s Creekwalk.”
Bring your own equipment or use one of the area outfitters.
Confederate Memorial Park
Here you’ll find 102 acres of rolling wooded countryside with driving and walking trails, two cemeteries, a museum, library and picnic pavilions. Confederate Memorial Park is located in Marbury, about 25 minutes from Kountry Air RV Park.
It also includes “reproduction soldiers’ barracks, a guard house, officer quarters, commissary, and the Mountain Creek Post Office (circa 1900) and the Marbury Methodist Church (circa 1885), both of which were moved to the site.”
Confederate Memorial Park is the site of Alabama’s only Confederate Soldiers’ Home. The site operated from 1902-1939 as a haven for disabled or indigent veterans of the Confederate army, their wives, and widows. It’s run by the Alabama Historical Commission.
The Park hold various events throughout the year including Civil War reenactments and educational programs. In addition, an official site on the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail and popular among birding enthusiasts.
RV Parks in Alabama River Region
Kountry Air RV Park is close to many of River Region’s attractions and offers RVers a quiet and relaxing place to stay. Owners Gigi and Don will take good care of you!
Kountry Air is located at 2133 Highway 82 in Prattville, which is in the Montgomery and Selma area of Alabama. Whether staying for one night, a few days or even longer – we know you’ll love Kountry Air RV Park, a country respite in the Alabama River Region!
Call 334-365-6861 to book your site. If it’s outside of regular office hours, you can also use the contact form.