Our next “Hawk Day” event is February 1st at historic Camp Tranquility, which located inside Oak Mountain State Park near Pelham, AL. Work begins at 8am and should wrap up around 4pm. Everyone who works the full day will receive a special Hawk Day patch. We will be working to clean up camp sites, improve camp sites and facilities, and improve the road into the camp.
Bring your own lunch and plenty of drinking water. Camp is rustic/primitive, with very few on-site amenities (ie, no running water or electricity).
If you have any of the following tools, please bring them and be prepared to use them: chainsaw (adults only), shovel, post-hole digger long-handle pruners, claw hammer, bow saw, shears, weed eater, crowbar, paintbrush.
Also be sure to to bring some work clothes (You’re gonna get dirty!), some sturdy work gloves, and a change of clothes for the ride home.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Larry Faulkner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Finding Camp Tranquility
Enter the Main Gate of Oak Mountain State Park off of I-65 and the Cahaba Valley exit. When you enter the Park, advise the attendant you are with the Boy Scouts for work at Camp Tranquility. Follow this road about three miles past the Golf Course on the left. When the Golf Course ends, look for the first dirt road to the right. There will be a Camp Tranquility Sign on the right and the Entrance Gate is there. This is the CCC Camp Road to Tranquility which is about 1.5 miles to Camp from there.
The camp can be quite difficult to find, and this is a problem that our members have had at previous Hawk Day events. We will do our best to mark the road to camp with Coosa-branded signs. We’ve also worked with the folks at Google Maps to update their databases so that we can now give you online directions to Camp Tranquility.
For the GPS geeks, you’ll want these coordinates: 33.343537, -86.724159 (+33° 20′ 36.73″, -86° 43′ 26.97″)
If you’re interested in some turn-by-turn directions, click here to get directions to Camp Tranquility on Google Maps.
About Camp Tranquility
Camp Tranquility is located within the boundaries of Oak Mountain State Park and was built in 1936-37 by the Rural Works Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps. Over the years it served as the summer camp for the Black Warrior Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Designed as Recreational Demonstration Area, it included a Camp Office; Mess Hall; Infirmary; Guest Quarters; Council Ring; Beach and Waterfront Area; Latrines; Central Bathhouse and four Units – each comprised of about eight Cabins and one large Unit Lodge. It was a truly spectacular camp.