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Paul M. Grist State Park - Alabama Camping in Selma

Updated on December 11, 2014

Paul M. Grist Campground

Located only 17 miles from Selma, Alabama and on a 100-acre lake, the campground provides 11 RV sites with sewer, water, 50 amp. service and free cable. It is a lovely and tranquil camping spot.

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Paul M. Grist State Park is located close to Selma, Alabama. If you live near, it is a great spot to "get away from it all" and if you are traveling it is superb stopover. Recreational activities at the park include swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and camping.



Campsite Cost

April - October: $22.00 per night Monday - Thursday

$25.00 Friday - Saturday
November - March - $22.00 per night

The park's 1,080 wooded acres surround the 100-acrePaul Grist Lake, which is stocked with bass, bluegill, red-ear sunfish, and catfish. Fishing tackle and supplies are available at the park office. Flat-bottom fishing boats are available for rent, and the lake has a launch area for privately owned boats.

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U.S. History Buffs - Much to Learn in Selma, Alabama

At least once in your lifetime, every U.S. History buff simply has to visit the Edmund Pettus Bridge where on “Bloody Sunday” March 7, 1965 , 600 protesters gathered in Selma during the Civil Rights movement to march for their rights on U.S 80 to the state capital in Montgomery. In addition, near the bridge, you can visit the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute and the Museum of Slavery and Civil Rights. If you arrive in Selma via U.S. 80, there is a stretch of U.S. 80 that protestors led by Martin Luther King marched from Selma to Montgomery. Markers are located along this stretch of highway.

Museum Cost and Hours

The National Voting Rights Museum and Institute OR the Slavery and Civil War Museum
Admission fees:
$6.50 per adult$ 4.50 per senior citizen (55 and Over)


Voting Rights Museum Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Slavery and Civil War Museum: Tue - Fri11:00 am - 5:00 pmSat11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Combination Tour – The National Voting Rights Museum & Institute & the Slavery and Civil War Museum
$10.90 per person (adult tour)

Footprints to Freedom Tour
Includes tours of both museums, visits to other historic site such as the historic Brown Chapel A.M.E Church and a walk across the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Price per person or group:
1-5 people: $40.00


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