Opened as a private spa in 1838, visitors to Bladon Springs traveled from all over the country to benefit from the "curing" properties of the park's four mineral wells. In 1846, a large Greek Revival hotle was built to accomodate the influx of visitors. This health resort was once called the "Saratoga of the South" and remianed open through the Civil War. The State of Alabama purchased the property in 1934 and converted the location to a state park.
There is a $1 per person park entry fee to enter Bladon Springs Park. Please pay at the fee box.
While the resort hotel is gone, visitors to Bladon Springs State Park can still refresh themselves in the tranquility of this rural location. Peace and quiet are hallmarks of this forested setting making it an excellent camping and wildlife viewing location. Birders will also love Bladon Springs, which is stop on Alabama’s Black Belt Birding Trail. Expect to see a wide variety of song birds, wood peckers and raptors.
Bladon Springs State Park features 10 campsites with 30-amp hook up, primitive camping and three pavilions available for rental. Bladon Springs State Park is the perfect camping location for hunters visiting Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge.
Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge, the Red Hills Forever Wild Tracts, and Trade Days in Coffeeville, Ala. Bladon Springs State Park is also approximately one hour north of dining and shopping in the Mobile area.