Monte Sano State Park is a 2,140-acre Alabama state park and mountaintop retreat located in Huntsville on the eastern portion of Monte Sano Mountain. The park has 1930 era, Civilian Conservation Corps–built rustic cottages, hiking trails with scenic overlooks, picnic areas, and modern campsites. “Monte Sano” means “healthful mountain”, and is the eponymous name of the mountain which serves as the main feature of the park. The name derives from the early 19th century tradition of sending those suffering from diphtheria, cholera and yellow fever to retreats on the mountain. A week’s stay cost $11 and included amusements like bowling, horseback riding, croquet and lawn tennis. Today the park offers 78 camp spots (modern and primitive) along with a number of hiking and biking trails. Come for a picnic or to enjoy a game of disc golf on the wooded course.