Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 3:00pm

On these hikes led by the park naturalist, learn about the area's ecosystem and wildlife.

September 23

September 30

October 21

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes for a seminar on Game Check.

Find out the results from the first year of mandatory Game Check and what’s new for the 2017-18 hunting season.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes for a seminar on Game Check.

Find out the results from the first year of mandatory Game Check and what’s new for the 2017-18 hunting season.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes for a seminar on Game Check.

Find out the results from the first year of mandatory Game Check and what’s new for the 2017-18 hunting season.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes for a seminar on Game Check.

Find out the results from the first year of mandatory Game Check and what’s new for the 2017-18 hunting season.

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

The Huntsville Obedience Training Club will hold its 15th Annual Dog Fair at Monte Sano State Park.

The day will include demonstrations and hands-on activities for the public and their canine companions, and gives local shelters and rescue groups the opportunity to showcase their dogs in need of a 'forever' home. 

Vendors' booths with dog-related items for sale help lend a country-fair atmosphere to the event, enhancing everyone's enjoyment. 

For more information, including a schedule of events, visit http://www.dogfair.org.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes for a seminar on Game Check.

Find out the results from the first year of mandatory Game Check and what’s new for the 2017-18 hunting season.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

More than 300 scarecrows are spread along the trails at Frank Jackson State Park.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes for a seminar on Game Check.

Find out the results from the first year of mandatory Game Check and what’s new for the 2017-18 hunting season.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

The 14th annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest is Oct. 4-7, 2017.

Alabama Coastal BirdFest is an annual event with guided trips, speakers, dinners, and free activities on the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast.

Trips and evening events require advance registration. Registration opens in early August.

Visit www.AlabamaCoastalBirdFest.com to learn more.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes for a seminar on Game Check.

Find out the results from the first year of mandatory Game Check and what’s new for the 2017-18 hunting season.

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 1:00pm

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is a three day workshop designed for women ages 18 years or older. The workshop offers hands-on instruction in a fun and non-threatening learning environment. Participants choose from courses such as rock climbing, camp cooking, map and compass, camping, mountain biking, shooting sports (pistol, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, as well as gun safety), fishing, hunting, canoeing, nature photography, archery, ATV handling, bird watching and more.

The cost is $275 and covers meals, lodging, program materials and instruction. All instructional equipment is provided. Registration will begin in August. 

http://outdooralabama.com/becoming-outdoors-woman-bow

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes for a seminar on Game Check.

Find out the results from the first year of mandatory Game Check and what’s new for the 2017-18 hunting season.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes for a seminar on Game Check.

Find out the results from the first year of mandatory Game Check and what’s new for the 2017-18 hunting season.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes for a seminar on Game Check.

Find out the results from the first year of mandatory Game Check and what’s new for the 2017-18 hunting season.

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:30am to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 1:00pm

Registration for the meeting is $25 per person and an additional $25 if attending the banquet.

The keynote speaker will be Frank R. Moore, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Southern Mississippi University. Dr. Moore worked on the Fort Morgan Peninsula for many years studying the behavior and ecology of migratory birds. The weekend will include a field trip with Dr. Moore to Fort Morgan on Friday, October 13. 

See the complete schedule on the AOS website.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:30am

The course begins at the Monte Sano State Park picnic area in front of the Large Pavilion and runs on the roads in the park and the adjoining neighborhood streets. The course is a 15K loop and is certified by USA Track and Field 

ENTRY FEE: $12 pre-registered (postmarked by September 30th); $15 day of race. Fun run is free. (Entry fee includes $2.00 entrance fee to picnic area.)

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:30am to 7:00pm

Join in this celebration of Public Lands Day at Cheaha State Park. The day begins with a ribbon-cutting of the Bald Rock Accessible Trail at 10:30 a.m. 

During the day there are demonstrations, a chili and salsa cook-off, music, crafts, story-telling and more.

Fee: $5 per person at the gate.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00am

The Kayak Fishing Classic will be held on the Coosa River in Wetumpka, Ala. It's open to all anglers in kayaks, canoes, SUPs and other approved vessels. There will be camping along the river banks before and after the day of the event.

There will be an Open Division and a Championship Division. Each division will be eligible to win cash and prizes. Entry fee will be $35.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

This underwater and beach cleanup event takes place at the Gulf State Park Pier. Scuba divers will enter the water around the pier at 8 a.m. The debris they recover will be sorted on the beach. Come see what they find!

During this cleanup effort volunteer divers will canvas the near shore waters of the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to remove garbage and unnatural debris which can pose a significant threat to people and wildlife. Environmental organizations will also have booths to share how you can help keep our environment clean.

Admission: $4 for all-day sightseeing on the pier.

Note: Pier fishing will be closed from 7 a.m.-noon.

This underwater conservation effort is a collaboration between the City of Gulf Shores, Coastal Alabama Reef and Restoration Foundation and Project AWARE.

 

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Free, family friendly Halloween celebration with crafts, music, movies, trail rides, games, $5 boat tours, food trucks and a costume contest at 1pm. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 8:30am to 2:00pm

Bigfoot Biobash is a family-friendly trail run and Conservation Festival at Cheaha State Park

The day's events include a 5K trail run, conservation expo and storytelling. Hands-on activities include geocaching and archery.

The storytelling begins at 11.a.m.

Online pre-registration is available for the 5K beginning Sept. 21 at Active.com. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

A Holiday Buffet will be served at Daniella's in the Park beginning at 4 p.m.

Boat Parade begins at 6 p.m.

To participate in the parade, call 256-247-6971 or email JoeWheeler.Marina@dcnr.alabama.gov

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 7:00pm to Monday, January 1, 2018 - 2:00am

Cheaha State Park - Enjoy a prime rib buffet, hors d’oeuvres, a spectacular view of the last sunset of 2017, live music, a midnight celebration, and an “after midnight” champagne breakfast. Ask about our New Year’s Eve Getaway packages.  

Fee: $85 per person (includes dinner, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and champagne breakfast); Ticket Required