Chickasaw among three west Alabama state parks to be closed

park 3Alabama Department of Conservation of Natural Resources Commissioner Gunter Guy announced Wednesday that Chickasaw State Park in Marengo County will close Oct. 15, according to a report from

park 2Citing legislative budget cuts, Guy announced the closures of five state parks as well as staffing cutback and a reduction in hours of operation for other facilities. Additionally, parks statewide will see fee increases to make up for lost revenue.

The commissioner noted that the five parks marked for closure were selected “because they have consistently lost money over the past several years.”

Officially listed in Gallion, Chickasaw is a 520-acre park located along U.S. Highway 43.

Other parks set to close are Roland Cooper State Park in Wilcox County, Paul Grist State Park in Dallas County, Bladon Springs State Park in Choctaw County and Florala State Park in Covington County.

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