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.
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.