Blakeley reopens to day visits

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BLAKELEY -- Historic Blakeley State Park reopened to the public for day-use on Monday, April 20.

Visitors will be able to again explore more than 2,100 acres of nature and history in a safe open-air environment, park officials said.

The park contains more than 20 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails and is located on Alabama’s largest Civil War battlefield. It is also a nature preserve, including a variety of habitats which are home to a diverse plant and animal life. A cell phone and web-accessible audio tour highlights dozens of the park’s special features. Individual and family camping facilities will be available again beginning May 1 via a new online reservation system.

All guests are required to practice social distancing and to book their tickets online ahead of their visit through the events page on the park’s website, www.blakeleypark.com. Visitors can show their emailed receipt for entry. Daily admission is $4 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and kids under 6 are free. Veterans and active duty military admission is $2. In recognition of their service during the ongoing national health crisis, all medical professionals and first responders will be admitted free through April 30. A visitor guide and map are available for download on the website. For the safety of park gate attendants as we continue to try to fight the spread of the virus, guests who arrive without having purchased tickets ahead of time online will be asked to complete their transactions online before entering the park or to call the gatehouse so that the attendant can assist them with online ticketing.

For tickets and more information, please visit www.blakeleypark.com.

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