Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 6:30am

10K, 5K and Fun Run  with prizes

Pre-register before March 7 to be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day.

Race Day Registration - 6:30-7:30 am
Extreme 10k & 5K Start - 8:00 am
Fun Run - 9:00 am
Awards and brunch to follow races

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 3:00pm

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

April 1

April 5

April 8

April 22

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This seminar will concentrate on wild pig history, biology and ecology in Alabama. The seminar will also provide participants with an overview of wild pig control methods and trapping of wild pigs, as well as demonstrations of discussed techniques.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 8:30am to 2:30pm

This workshop will focus on the management strategies for recreational fish ponds. Participants will be exposed to information and techniques to properly manage fish ponds for good fishing, controlling aquatic vegetation, and managing nuisance wildlife around the pond. 

Fee: $15

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 9:00am to Monday, April 10, 2017 - 3:30pm

April 10 has been officially declared Gopher Tortoise Day by the Gopher Tortoise Council,

This year several events are planned for Saturday, April 8 since April 10 falls on a Monday. Click here for more information on those events.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:00am

All events take place at Bald Rock Lodge and are free with park admission.

Easter Craft and Party  10 a.m. 

Pictures with the Easter Bunny  11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 



Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 11:00am

Kids ages 11 and younger are invited to hunt eggs, participate in game and arts and crafts.

Activities will take place between the Lodge and Marina.

The Easter Bunny will also be there for photographs.


Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:45am to Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join AOS and attend their spring meeting at Dauphin Island. Dues are $10 for an individual/$24 for a family.

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

The keynote speaker will be Kevin Karlson, accomplished birder, professional tour leader, wildlife photographer and author of many bird and nature related articles for magazines, books, and journals. Kevin will co-lead multiple field trips for the three-day AOS Spring Meeting with AOS Field Trip Chairman Andrew Haffenden, who is also a well-known nature guide and tour leader. On Saturday night Kevin will offer a multi-media presentation of photographs and music, ‘Birds on the Wind—The Miracle of Migration.’

Learn more on the AOS website

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Bald Eagle Bash is the most important fundraising event of the year for the Weeks Bay Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit land trust that works to protect the wetlands of coastal Alabama and educate the public about the importance of these resources.

Chefs from local restaurants will prepare signature dishes for you to taste. Music supplied by The Mulligan Brothers.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the gate. Children 10 and under are free.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The annual expo features a variety of informative presentations, exhibitions and interactive displays by experienced outdoorsmen, professionals, educators and enthusiasts.

Free admission

Food vendors available on-site

More Information

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

This annual event features hikes through beautiful DeSoto State Park to view blooming plants.

A Social on Friday night kicks off the free event.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:00am

The FWLT will have its second quarterly meeting on May 11 in Spanish Fort, Alabama, at the Spanish Fort Community Center. 

Program updates will be given and the public will have the opportunity to address the board.

Anyone needing special accommodations should call 334-242-3051 at least 72 hours before the meeting.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

After deer and turkey seasons are over, what do I do with my hunting land until I plant food plots in fall? "After the Hunt: Year-round Wildlife Management" will focus on wildlife and forestry management techniques and property enhancements that can be completed between the hunting seasons (April to September).

This all-day, in-depth workshop will be hosted at the Prattville Bass Pro Shops Islamorada Restaurant and cover topics like Summer Forages and Food plots, Forestry Management Practices, Predator Control and Trapping, Roads and Culverts, Invasive Plants and Herbicides, and Camera Surveys. There will also be live demonstrations of some of the techniques discussed in class.

Lunch will be provided to attendees, therefore pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call the Elmore County Extension office at (334) 567-6301 by May 10. Space is limited.

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 3:00pm

You're invited to help inventory the Yates Lake West Forever Wild property. Volunteers will work with biologists for two days to collect data on the types of plants, trees, wildflowers and wildlife (birds, reptiles, etc.) that are present at Yates Lake West.

Participants should email to register.

You may come for a couple of hours or stay all day. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water and snacks. You may also want to bring binoculars and a camera.

From I-85 exit 26, head north on AL Hwy 229 for approximately 17 miles. Sign in at the parking area located on the right side of the highway (N32.64534 W85.94996).

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

This event is part of HandyFest.

Concessions available, but bring your own lawn chair.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Show your support and concern for Alabama's waterways by participating in the annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup scheduled and help get the trash out of the splash. You or your organization can make a difference by volunteering to clean up our cherished coastal area. 

To participate, contact the zone captain in your area.

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.

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 to learn more.