Bamboo Forest Alabama

800 Upper Kingston Rd.
Prattville, AL

A path through the bamboo.

Prattville’s Bamboo Forest Alabama makes for a novel pit stop right along I-65. Comprised of 26 acres of living bamboo, it was dedicated in 1982 as the first U.S. wilderness park developed inside city limits. Visitors can walk paved paths among 60-ft.-tall bamboo shoots (with trunks up to 6 inches in diameter). You can also spot hundreds of varieties of plants, including one of Alabama’s largest beech trees.

Date last visited: February 2010

Distance off the interstate: Just a few minutes off I-65.

Hours and Admission Prices: The park is open sunrise to sunset most seasons, and admission is free.

Bathrooms:Reviewer could not recall!

Food Services: None, but nearby Prattville boasts a Fat Boy’s BBQ Ranch (good reviews on Yelp) and a Popeye’s.

Website: No official website

Directions: From I-65, take exit 181 for AL-14 toward Prattville/Wetumpka. Turn left at AL-14 W, then left again at N Memorial Dr. Take the 1st right onto Co Rd 2/Wetumpka St, then the 3rd right onto Northington St. Take the 1st left onto E 6th St. Turn right at Co Rd 59/Upper Kingston Rd.

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About the author

Pit Stops for Kids AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.




  1. This place looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing such a great find.

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