The Secret Alabama Island You Need to Visit Now
We cannot get over how cute these goats are.
We’ve never met a goat we didn’t like. Little did we know, but flying under the radar, the Yellowhammer State has its very own de facto goat sanctuary.
You may recognize Jackson Lake Island as the set for Tim Burton’s film, “Big Fish,” which was shot there in the early 2000s. Known in the movie as the town of Spectre, the charming island still drips in down-home charm, even though its retired from the spotlight. Fitting for the movie’s Southern roots, the isolated island is located outside of Millbrook, perched on the majestic Alabama River.
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Nowadays, a visit to Jackson Lake Island may have you rubbing elbows with adorable wild baby goats, soaking up a stunning rainbow, or spending a leisurely day kayaking on glassy waters. A perfect spot for a romantic stroll (engagement photo shoots, we’re looking at you!) or family picnic, it’s only $3 a day per person to visit.
You can even spend a night camping at the enchanted locale overnight (camping will set you back $10 per person per night, and $5 for children 10 years old and younger). Bonus: The island also hosts large events. *Starts plotting dreamy private island birthday party.* For more information, visit the Jackson Lake Island Facebook page or call (334) 430-7963.