January 9, 2007
Withrow Springs, located just north of Huntsville (Madison County), was named after early settler Richard Withrow and was an early area watering hole. The spring gushes out of a small cave at the foot of a bluff and was designated a State Recreation Area in 1961. Approximately four years later, the name was changed when the spring and the area became Withrow Springs State Park. Today, the almost 800-acre park is a haven for the nature seeker. Among the many activities available are camping, swimming, fishing, and canoeing on the War Eagle River.