CONTACT: Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381

Free Family Fun at Joe Wheeler State Park

Decatur, Ala. – To celebrate the end of summer, the Rogersville Chamber of Commerce and Joe Wheeler State Park invite everyone to a day of family fun along the banks of Wheeler Lake. Set for August 19, 2017, Rockin’ the River is a celebration of live music, children’s activities, food and other family-friendly fun at one of north Alabama’s premier state parks, Joe Wheeler State Park.

Free fun awaits kids from 1 to 7 p.m. with a Kids’ Fun Area offering a giant blow up slide, bouncy house, Alabama Wildlife Center Educational Tent, sidewalk chalk, face painting and cow train rides. A handful of bands are scheduled to perform on the patio beginning at 2:30 p.m., and along with some of the area’s best musicians, there will be concessions, cash bar and raffle drawings. Twilight golf featuring unlimited golf for $27 at “The General” golf course will also be offered from 1 to 7 p.m.

On Friday evening, August 18th, Joe Wheeler State Park will host its annual Purple Party Prince Tribute featuring popular Prince hits. A special rate of $109.50 plus tax for a standard room (or $195 plus tax for Friday and Saturday nights) is available for those who want to plan an overnight getaway. A 2,550-acre resort located on the shores of Wheeler Lake, Joe Wheeler State Park features a stunning waterfront lodge with restaurant and convention facilities, 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, full-service marina with docking slips, modern and primitive camping, lakeside cottages, and cozy cabins. In addition to easy access to the Tennessee River, the resort offers hiking and mountain biking trails with some of the best scenery that north Alabama has to offer. For reservations, call 256.247.5466.

Rockin’ The River takes place at Joe Wheeler State Park located at 4403 McLean Drive in Rogersville, Ala. Festival hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. For more information, call 256.247.5461.

About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state.  It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals.  Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available from the AMLA by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting their web site at