Operating Hours:

  • Open daily year-round (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day and some state holidays)
  • Park hours:
    • Park Grounds: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Visitor Center: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday - Saturday
  • Handicapped accessible except for some portions of the Bartram trail
  • Park Pavilion available for rent at a rate of $150/day (Contact 334-567-3002 or ove.jensenahc@gmail.com)
    • (Contact 334-567-3002 or ove.jensenahc@gmail.com)
  • Admission:
    • Amount Ticket
      $2 Adult
      $1 Children 6-18 years
      FREE Child under 6 years
      $2 Boat Ramp Pass, per vehicle
      $25 Annual Pass- individual
      $35 Annual Pass - family
      Events and Programs  
      $3 adult/ $2 student Guided tours (per person)
      $10 adult/ $7 student Alabama Frontier Days
      $4 adult / $2 student French & Indian War Encampment
      $8 adult / $7 child (6-18 years) Major Event or Program
      $4 adult / $2 child (6-18 years) Minor Event or Program
      $2/ person plus partner admission Events with Partner Organizations

    Address:

    Fort Toulouse - Jackson Park
    2521 W. Fort Toulouse Road
    Wetumpka, Alabama 36093

    CONTACT Info:

    Ove Jensen (Park Director): ove.jensenahc@gmail.com

    Ned Jenkins (Living History Programs Coordinator & Archaeologist): toulous1@bellsouth.net

    Vistor Center Office Manager: ftedu1@bellsouth.net

    Media Contact: Andi Martin, andi.martin@ahc.alabama.gov

     

    Phone: (334) 567-3002

Visitors Center/Musuem:

  • Located inside "The Graves House", a Carolina Tidewater Cottage built around 1830 in Lowndes County Alabama.
  • Bookstore and museum featuring archaeological collections from French colonial, early American and prehistoric Indian items
  • Sign in location for campground visitors
Campground:

39 RV sites that include electric/water hook up, grill and picnic table.

Monday through Saturday, between 9AM and 4PM, campers should register and pay in person at the visitor center or with a credit card by calling the visitor center at 334-567-3002. The visitor center is closed Sundays and holidays.

Campers arriving after 4PM or on Sundays and holidays should register with the campground host in the campground. If possible, campers should pay in the visitor center the next day; however, campground hosts can take cash if necessary. Hosts are on duty each day 4PM to 9PM.

No reservations are taken, all sites are occupied on a “first come, first served” basis.

The RV rate is $20 per night ($18 with discount) and the tent rate is $16 per night ($14 with discount). A maximum of two additional tents may be placed on a site at a rate of $10 per night per tent. The RV weekly rate is $130 per week ($115 with discount) . The dump station only fee is $10. Discounts are given to seniors (65+), firefighters, law enforcement officers, and active duty/retired military personnel; only one discount applies per stay.

Tent campers may stay a maximum of seven nights in a 28 day period. RV campers may stay a maximum of fourteen nights in a 28 day period. Upon reaching the maximum number of nights, campers must leave the park for twenty-eight days.

There is no group camping on Site 33 at this time.

A person registering for a camp site must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid Driver’s License.

Car camping is not allowed.

Checkout is 3PM each day and campers wishing to extend their stay should contact the visitor center at 334- 567-3002 before 3PM.

The front gate locks at 9PM and reopens at 6AM. A code for the gate lock will be provided at registration. All areas of the park outside the campground close at dark.

Golf carts are allowed but must be operated by a driver with a valid Driver’s License.

Quiet hours are observed between 9PM and 7AM each day.

Access to the campground bath house is limited to registered campers and their guests.

Camp fires are permitted at sites with fire rings but camp fires must not be left unattended. Please do not burn trash in fire rings.

All trash should be placed in the dumpster located at the bath house. Gray water/sewage should be emptied into the dump station located at the exit to the campground and not released on the ground. Please do not transport with open containers.

Pets must be on a leash or restrained while in the campground or other areas of the park. Pets should not be left unattended and are not allowed in the bathhouse. Please clean up after your pet.

Alcohol should be confined to the camper's site and may not be openly displayed.

Recreational Vehicles & Trailers Tents
  • Weekly and Monthly RV rates available
  • Tent and Organized Group Tent Rate available
  • Centrally located shower and bath house
  • Refuse facility located at the campground entrance
  • Group Camping available upon request.

Complete camping details with Map from Alabama Historical Commission (AHC)

Park Attractions / Areas of interest:

William Bartram Arboretum Trail

Interpretive trail from visitors center through forrested section of the park. Includes bridges, decks and primitive trail all the way to the boat ramp.

Boat Launch:

Located within the park at the end of Jackson Park Rd (imediate left after entering main gate). Launches into the Tallapoosa River

Directions:

Fort Toulouse/Jackson National Historic Site is located off Highway 231 in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Directions from I-65 (e.g., Birmingham, Mobile):

Exit on Northern Blvd. (Hwy 152, exit 173 off I-65 in Montgomery) Follow Northern Blvd east to U.S. Highway 231 north towards Wetumpka. Go approximately 8 miles; look for Lowes Home Improvement on the left. Turn left at next red light onto Fort Toulouse Road. After approximately 2.5 miles the road goes directly into Fort Toulouse National Historic Park.


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