Things to Do: Visit GoFAR USA Park in Decatur

GoFAR USA Park in Decatur

The good news for North Alabama residents is they don’t have to go far for outdoor adventures these days! They can head to GoFAR USA Park in Decatur for more family fun than you can imagine!

More about GoFAR USA Park

Obstacle courses. Zip lines. Paint ball shooting range. Climbing walls. These are just a few of the many activities that await at GoFAR USA Park in Decatur this spring and summer.

Kids will love the natural playscape area complete with climbing walls, including one that’s 24 feet! There is an obstacle course designed for guests 13 and younger as well. But the grown-ups needn’t worry.

There is plenty of fun for big kids too. For instance, there is a military-style obstacle course with tougher challenges as well as four-and-a-half miles of hilly trails through the forest.

You can also bring and ride your own bike on the trails or rent a fat-tire mountain bike from GoFAR USA Park in Decatur. Click here to find out more about bike rentals and other add-ons—plus general admission pricing.

Additional activities

Other amazing adventures that are worth exploring at the park include the Paintball Shooting Range and the petting zoo! Hang out with the goats, ducks, pigs, bunnies and more. Then feel free to burn more energy on the Ninja Course.

Get crazy with a game of human foosball or test new athletic skills with a game of gaga ball. Wondering what in the world gaga ball is?

Basically, it’s a gentler version of dodge ball. It’s played in an octagonal ring with a soft foam ball. Players try to hit opponents below the knees while avoiding getting hit themselves. It’s a fast-paced, fun-filled game of dodging, tossing, running and jumping.

Upcoming events

“Get Out and Play” at GoFAR by registering for the “GoFAR Forest 4 & 2 Miler.”  The race course starts on a wide gravel path before turning into dirt trails. Some are flat. Some are a little hilly and others might be rocky—but all of them wind through the forest!

The race is set for Saturday, May 14th, starting at 8 a.m. Register before April 29th for the lowest fees and a T-shirt. Click here for more information and to register.


Head to 895 South Bethel Road on the east side of town when you’re ready to visit GoFAR USA Park. Park hours are Wed.-Fri. from 2 to 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun. from 2 to 6 p.m.

Questions? You can call the park at 256-345-0797. Plus, keep up with the latest news, announcements and special events by finding them on Facebook or Instagram.


Don’t forget to factor in about an 18-minute drive from Summer Lodge to GoFAR USA Park when you plan your visit! Not a resident? No problem! Contact us today to ask about availability. For more fun things to do and see around town, keep reading our blogs.