Lake Lurleen State Park

About Lake Lurleen State Park

Lake Lurleen State Park Beach
Lake Lurleen State Park Lake View by Rachel Callahan
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Lake Lurleen State Park Paddleboats
Lake Lurleen State Park Picnic View
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We are excited to announce that the new online camping reservation system is now live. Feel free to make your reservations by using the new online tool, calling the park office or simply walking in. We encourage advance reservations. Please keep in mind this online reservation system is new. If you experience any issues we would appreciate your feedback. Thank you for choosing the Alabama State Parks.   


New Online Camping Reservation Tool


More info about new reservation system.



Lake Lurleen will remain open for:

  • Camping
  • Day use
  • Trails
  • Picnic
  • Fishing
  • Beach area
  • Boat rentals

Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the 2020 Alabama football season, we are postponing our call in date for package B (all games, and storage) to Aug 4th from 8:00am to 4:00pm

If you have any questions, please call the park at 205-339-1558

Keep in mind you are still required to follow Health Department rules of Social Distancing:

  • Stay at least six feet from others
  • No congregating of groups (Ten,10, or more people)


Located nine miles northwest of Tuscaloosa and Northport, this 1,625-acre park is a scenic retreat set on the banks of Lake Lurleen and offers plenty of recreation and relaxation. Facilities include a modern campground, activity building, picnic areas, play areas, pavilions, a beach and bathhouse, fishing piers, RV storage, boat rentals and boat-launch areas.


The park features more than 23 miles of multi-use trails ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty. The trails hug the shoreline of Lake Lurleen and are open to both hikers and mountain bikers. The park also features a Nature Center, fishing, meeting facilities, paddleboats, swimming and a beach.

Lake Lurleen offers 91 modern campsites with water and electric hook-up; 35 sites have sewage drain connections. Modern bathhouses are conveniently located throughout the park for the campers.


The main attraction at the park is the 250-acre Lake Lurleen. The lake measures nearly one and a half miles in length, one-half mile wide, and at its deepest is 48 feet. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass, bream, catfish, and crappie so anglers are sure to reel in a nice-sized catch. Boat-launch areas and ample pier and bank fishing are available.


View and download this park brochure to help you plan your trip.  


Area Attractions

The park is conveniently located near many local attractions including: the cities of Northport and Tuscaloosa, The University of Alabama campus, Paul “Bear" Bryant Museum and The Alabama Museum of Natural History. Each October the Kentuck Art Festival in Northport attracts many artists and craftsmen from across the Southeast. All this and more make Lake Lurleen State Park the perfect place to stay while enjoying the Tuscaloosa area.


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