The Delta Explorer
Tours of the Mobile-Tensaw
Delta are available on board
Delta Explorer.
Mobile-Tensaw Delta
This view of the beautiful
Mobile-Tensaw Delta was
taken from the waterfront at
Historic Blakeley State Park.
Historic Blakeley State Park - Spanish Fort, Alabama - Historic Blakeley State Park, Alabama - Historic Blakeley State Park, Alabama
Historic Blakeley State Park
Boardwalks, nature trails, camping, picnicking,
historic sites and a major Civil War battlefield are
among the points of interest at Historic Blakeley.
History, Nature and Recreation
While it contains numerous sites of historic
significance, including the primary battlefield,
Historic Blakeley State Park is an
wonder in its own right.

Nestled along the eastern shore of the
Mobile-Tensaw Delta and within sight of the
tall buildings of Mobile, the park features
more than 10.5 miles of trails for walking,
bicycling and horseback riding. There are
picnic areas, primitive campsites and an
observation kiosk for birders. In fact, Historic
Blakeley is one of the key sites on the
Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.

One of the most popular features of the park
is the riverfront itself, where a quarter-mile
boardwalk leads along the water providing
access to spectacular views and two
obvservation/fishing decks on the Tensaw

The park also offers tours of the
Mobile-Tensaw Delta, which has been
named one of Alabama's Ten Natural
Wonders, aboard the
Delta Explorer. The
Explorer is a covered eco-tour boat that
provides an "up close and personal" way to
tour the Delta, which is home to Alabama's
largest population of bald eagles, black
bears, alligators and other noteworthy
species. The cost is $20 for adults and $10
for children 6-12. Children under 6 can ride
for free. Reservations are required.

For more information on the
Delta Explorer or
to make a reservation for a two-hour tour,
please contact the office at (251) 626-0978.
One note:  Credit cards are not accepted.

From Interstate 10, exit north on U.S. 98 to
Spanish Fort, Alabama. Turn right on
Highway 31 and then almost immediately left
on Highway 225. The park entrance is 4.5
miles ahead on the left.
From Interstate 65, exit south on Highway 25
and drive 15 miles to the park entrance on
the right.

Please click here to visit the park's official
website and follow the links below to learn
more about this fascinating Alabama park.
The Battle of Blakeley
The park preserves forts and
breastworks built by Union
and Confederate soldiers as
well as the scene of heavy
fighting during the Battle of
Blakeley, Alabama.
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