Park Recommended by: Dave Middleton @basscatlildave (Twitter)
This 1,327-acre park is situated in the wetlands of Mobile Bay, and is a day-use, picnicking and scenic park with modern camping hook-ups for overnight visitors. Meaher’s boat ramp and fishing pier will appeal to every fisherman. A self-guided walk on two nature trails includes a boardwalk with an up-close view of the beautiful Mobile Delta.
There is a $2 per person park entry fee to enter Meaher State Park for day use only. See camping page for camping fees.
The Mobile Delta consists of approximately 20,323 acres of water and Meaher State Park is the perfect access point to this massive natural wonder. Formed by the confluence of the Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers, the Mobile Delta is a complex network of tidally influenced rivers, creeks, bays, lakes, wetlands, and bayous. Since the Delta empties into Mobile Bay, it is a productive estuary with numerous species of fresh and saltwater fish, which makes Meaher State Park an angler’s dream. If you’re lucky, you might also see an alligator or two.
The park offers a 300-foot pier with a 200-foot “T” for your fishing pleasure. Access to the pier is included in the park admission fee. An Alabama freshwater fishing license is required, and most common freshwater fish are abundant in the area. There is a boat ramp on the Blakeley River located on the east end of the park. The ramp is accessible from 7 a.m. until sundown.
Looking for inexpensive overnight accommodations in the Mobile area? Meaher’s campground has 56 campsites with 20-, 30- and 50-amp electrical connections, water and sewer service. The campground also features a bathhouse with laundry facilities.
After visiting the park, take advantage of the abundant shopping and dining options in the Mobile metro area. The white sands of Alabama’s Gulf Coast are only an hour away. If you are still hungry for more outdoor adventures, the nearby Mobile-Tensaw, W.L. Holland and Upper Delta Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) offer hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for those visiting the Delta. Located near Meaher State Park is the Five Rivers Delta Resource Center; which features an exhibit hall, theater, gift shop and canoe rentals.