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Lake Lurleen State Park


13226 Lake Lurleen Rd.
Coker, AL 35452
205.339.1558
lakelurleenstpk@mindspring.com
http://www.alapark.com/parks/park.cfm?parkid=8
2 Reviews
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I camped at Lake Lurleen Jan 13, it was delightfully serene and one of those gorgeous days that makes one glad that they live in Alabama. The park is beautiful, a moderate size lake surrounded by mature hardwoods with mountain laurel on the trails - not very common in this area. The sites are spread along the lake; half of them are lakeside with easy access to the water. Sites are spread out enough to be comfortable although not all sites have shade. The park is in the country although right outside Tuscaloosa (about 7 miles to nearest store which is WalMart plus miles of strip malls). The bike trail is awesome, 14 miles, part of it is along the lake and very ‘buff’ with lots of twists, turns and rolling hills. The campground was half full, I paid via an honor box but I saw a couple of staff vehicles drive through during my stay. The gate to the entrance is locked at night. The bathrooms were clean, warm and had hot water. Loop C and D were closed for winter, loop B had nice lake sites but it is a quarter mile walk to the bathhouse (on Loop A because loop B has no bathhouse). Loop A is set up on a hillside further from the water. The lake is stocked, most campers were fishing. The beach area is large and there are a couple of playgrounds. There appears to be an easier way to get there from I-20/59 via a toll road but I used directions from the web site which went through parts of Tuscaloosa with red lights and traffic. This is a peaceful place.

Received from Anon for visit in Jan 2007


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
We went to this very nice state park for our first trip in our "new" pop-up. The weekend of March 5th only half of the 91 total campsites were open. Even so, there were plenty of spots open. You have a choice between three different types of spots (red, green and blue)in three different areas (A, B, and C), we went ahead and got a lakefront spot #16 located in Area A at the very end of the row. Red sites have water, sewer, and power while green and blue only have power and water. It was nice to have the direct view, however the picnic table and fire ring were below the space for the camper and connected by a set of steps. I think next time we will save a couple dollars and get a blue site, one off the lake with the pop-up spot connected directly to the firering and table. It appears that just about every site has a view of the lake. The spots were pretty level but a little on the small size when it comes to the spot for your camper. All of the facilities are clean and well kept. After talking to the campground hosts, the park is scheduled for a major rennovation ($1.5 million) in the near future which will upgrade all of the sewer system and other facilities in the park. The park is worth the trip and will probably become our home away from home for quick weekend trips due to its proxmity to our house. Here are a few pictures of the park. The first is the lake as viewed from the lower arear of our site. The second is looking up to the camper from the lower area.

  

Received from Jeff S for visit in Mar 2005


Site Number: 16
Stay Again? YES



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