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Lake Lurleen State Park, Coker

4.4
#37 of 63 in Nature in Alabama
Lake Lurleen State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located on U.S. Highway 82 approximately northwest of Northport in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The state park's include 250acre Lake Lurleen and a 23mi trail system. It is operated by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
After purchasing the site of the park in 1952, the state began construction of a dam on a tributary of Big Creek to create a 250acre lake. Various concessionaires operated the park under the name Tuscaloosa County Public Lake from 1956 until 1970, when the state took control and added new facilities. In 1972, the park was renamed after Lurleen Wallace, a native of Tuscaloosa County and Alabama's only female governor, who had died in office four years earlier.
Lake Lurleen is used for swimming, boating and fishing, and is stocked with largemouth bass, bream, catfish and crappie. The state park offers 91 campsites along the lake shoreline. The lake is encircled by a 23mi system of trails for hiking and mountain biking.
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4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Had a great time like always. Missy was great help. The kids love riding bikes and swimming. We like to fish and boat.  more »
  • We have stayed at Lake Lurleen several times over the past few years. The grounds are always beautiful and staff are so kind and helpful. We recently moved to the area and needed a place to stay for....  more »
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  • Very clean, inexpensive, and a great way to get the kids outdoors! We love the beach and walking trails as a quick weekend adventure, just wish the playground equipment was a little better. Love doing birthday parties here!
  • Very nice and quiet. Especially in B section which to me has the best view of the lake. The beach water is nice and warm in the summer. I stay for months at a time when I can.

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