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Alabama State Parks increase campground space at Cathedral Caverns

Cathedral Caverns in Woodville officially unveiled new campground territory this week at a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included state officials, legislators, local government and business leaders.

The new campgrounds host 25 full-service campsites with 50/30 AMP power, water and sewer service, picnic table, fire ring and grill. Each of the sites can accommodate slide-out awnings.

The project was undertaken in November 2020 and concluded in December 2021.

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources commissioner Chris Blankenship said at a ribbon-cutting for the new campground, “Now more visitors can explore the caverns, hike the trails and enjoy multiple days of great outdoor recreational opportunities at this beautiful park.”

Cathedral Caverns was acquired by the state in 1987 and is home to a stalagmite forest that includes “Goliath,” one of the largest in the world at over 45 feet tall and 243 feet in circumference. It was officially opened as a state park in 2000.

The project was partially funded through a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission administered through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

Alabama State Parks director Greg Lein said, “We believe this is one of the marquee campgrounds in Northeast Alabama and the Tennessee Valley, and we’re appreciative of ADECA for helping us secure funding for it.”

You can reserve a campground here.

Next time you are looking for a weekend outdoor getaway, put this park on your list of places to visit.

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