Meaher State Park


Meaher State Park fishing pier
Meaher State Park fishing pier

Meaher State Park is a 1,327-acre property located on an island at the north end of the Mobile Bay estuary. The park is surrounded by wetlands and offers a boat ramp and fishing pier for visitors. There are also two nature trails available, at least one of which has a boardwalk to allow for a real close-up view of the Mobile Delta (where the Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers come together before emptying into Mobile Bay and then the Gulf of Mexico). The Mobile Delta covers about 20,323 acres of water and wetlands sporting numerous species of freshwater and saltwater fish and migratory birds. The Mobile-Tensaw, Upper Delta and William Bill Holland Wildlife Management Areas are all within the bounds of the Mobile Delta.

Most folks come for the day use facilities but Meaher State Park also features a newly renovated campground with 56 full hook-up campsites and a new bathhouse with hot showers and laundry facilities. The picnic area has also been newly renovated and had a new comfort station put in place.

A boardwalk at Meaher State Park
One of the boardwalks
Photos courtesy of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources