The Official Alabama State Parks Guide Pocket Ranger® app is now available!

This FREE all-inclusive outdoor guide was created in a collaborative effort between Alabama State Parks and ParksByNature Network™.

Powered by Pocket Ranger® technology, the app gives outdoor enthusiasts an environmentally friendly way to enjoy the parks. It contains everything you need to plan a trip to the state parks, navigate them once you get there, and share your experiences afterward.

Highlighted features include:

•Sleek user interface (UI) -- more photo-centric home screen design.
•Photo galleries on each park description page.
•A search feature to optimize search capabilities, allowing various ways to search by locations, activities, category, and site name. Making it easier to find the perfect recreational destination.

The app also has rich GPS features, such as:

•Advanced GPS Maps, complete with an accuracy and distance indicator, which allow you to access trail data, record tracks from hikes, runs, or bike rides, and view elapsed time and distance traveled.
•Easy-to-cache GPS Terrain Map tiles, which ensure that navigation remains possible in the event of lost mobile reception.
•Photo waypoint feature allowing you to snap a photo and mark and record the coordinates of plant life, animal species or landscape views. Post or share these remarkable finds with family and friends with the click of a button.
•Friend Finder features that tracks friends and family around the parks.
•Built-in compass.
•Potentially life-saving Alert feature that supplies GPS coordinates to designated contacts in case of an emergency.

Other standard features make exploring the great outdoors a breeze:

•Thorough information on all state parks including general policy, contact information, activities, trails, park maps and much more.
•Detailed, cacheable maps of park facilities, trails and campgrounds.
•Up-to-date news, park advisories and weather information.
•Sharing features for sharing current positions, waypoints and recorded tracks via Facebook, Twitter, or email.
•A real-time Calendar of Events.
•Access to online reservations that make it easy to secure overnight visits.
•Plus so much more!

With the Pocket Ranger® in hand, prepare to bask in the vast natural wonders of Alabama State Parks!

•The enhanced pro features on the app are designed to function in areas with little to no mobile reception; however, some of the features require mobile data reception in order to function properly.
•Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New

Version 6.7.0

Performance enhancements and bug fixes!

Ratings and Reviews

iPad version? Not.


AppStore indicated a dedicated iPad version. What I installed is nothing but an iPhone version that uses the entire screen of the iPad as if it's a big iPhone. Portrait mode only, no Landscape mode. There's a gear icon for Settings, but it does nothing. Looks like a decent app, but don't install if you want an iPad-specific version.

Somewhat informative, will not let me register or sign in

BPD3 has strong opinions

Somewhat informative
After registering though the app
It says ok now login...
Try to login... Fail
Exited everything and started from scratch... Same same... Fail
Rebooted phone...
Started from scratch after the reboot...
Same same... Fail

I would sooooooo love for this app to work correctly..
It's a pity it doesn't :(

Great app for hikers and families


I use this app to search for state park activities, or by region if I'm not sure of park name. You can find a park with hiking and trail recommendations, which saves a lot of time when planning. It also has an events calendar with fun stuff to do for families.


ParksByNature Network LLC
106.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 ParksByNature Network LLC


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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