Prattville, Alabama: Wilderness Park: USA's Vietnam

Unexpected little oasis of wilderness with bamboo so tall that it was supposedly used for training during the Vietnam War.

Address:
800 Upper Kingston Rd, Prattville, AL
Directions:
I-65 exit 181 for AL-14 toward Prattville/Wetumpka. Drive west on AL-14, then turn left onto N. Memorial Drive. Make first right onto Co Rd 2/Wetumpka St., then the third right onto Northington St. Make the first left onto E. 6th St. Turn right onto Co Rd 59/Upper Kingston Rd. Drive one mile, parking area on right.
Hours:
Daylight hours (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
334-361-3640
Admission:
Free
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Bamboo forest.

Wilderness Park: USA's Vietnam

Great stop about 10 minutes from Prattville.

[Tammy, 08/24/2019]

Locally known as the "Bamboo Forest" -- in some sections the bamboo is 60-ft. tall.

Bamboo forest path.

Wilderness Park: USA's Vietnam

Really cool, tranquil spot! The bamboo is 30 to 60 ft tall in some areas.

[Captainkuzey, 12/23/2014]

Bamboo jungle.

Wilderness Park: USA's Vietnam

It takes about 30 minutes to walk down the path and snap some pictures. Definitely a unique site to see in the USA. We went during a light rain, and the canopy was so dense that we didn't get wet.

[Scott B., 12/28/2012]
Wilderness Park: USA's Vietnam

Several species of bamboo planted back in the 1940s surround a small pond, creating a 60-foot-tall canopy. Large frogs sit on lilypads in the pond. Feels like you are walking somewhere in Asia, and this place was used for training during the Vietnam War.

[Laura S, 08/07/2012]

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