Paid Amenities

Float Styx River

A partnership with the Styx River Tubing company means you can rent a tube from us, float down Styx river and have a ride back to The Retreat! Come by the office to get your tube rental 

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The Hangout

Perfect for a large crowd, call for reservations. A large covered pavilion with a sandy floor, plans for this area include picnic tables, an outdoor kitchen, music and you are just a few steps away from the river. This is a great space to gather with family and new friends to visit and take in the beautiful scenery all around! (Open to park guests when a private party has not reserved the space.)

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The Back Porch

Call for reservations: Perfect for your family get together or kids birthday party! Located more centrally on the property, The Back Porch is a perfect place to sip a cup of coffee to watch the sunrise. This covered shelter overlooks our playground area and includes a built-in kitchen and coffee station. Grill up some tasty burgers and let the kids run wild on the play equipment! (If any guest wants to use the grill/cooking area, please contact the office for reservations.)

Image of the backporch outdoor kitchen with grill, black top griddle, stainless countertop and sink

Included Amenities

Styx River

The main event! The Styx River is generally shallow and slow moving. It's perfect for tubing, kayaking, or just sitting in a bag chair with your toes in the water! We have 1,400' of river frontage so there is plenty of waterfront space for everyone to enjoy! 

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Nature

Take in the beauty of Alabama! With stunning cypress trees, cedars, pines, and sweetgum all around, this is certainly not concrete jungle! If you are a bird watcher, photographer, or just appreciator of nature, this is the place for you! The perfect place to relax and unwind. 

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The Fort

With slides, rock walls, swings, sand, and two towers, The Fort is just waiting for imagination and play! Great for all ages, let the kiddos burn off some energy while you kick back and relax. 

Image of a child climbing a rock wall.
Gaga Ball

A version of dodge ball that's all the rage these days. If your children are not familiar with it, there is a large rule board next to the pit. Gather a group and have some fun!

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