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CLEAR CREEK (AL), AL

part ofNational Forests in Alabama, US Forest Service
Photo: CLEAR CREEK (AL)
Status: Closed through Thu Mar 12 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Located in Bankhead National Forest, Clear Creek is the largest recreation area on Lake Lewis Smith. It offers a day use group picnic site, a campground and countless ways to enjoy the lake and surrounding area.

Many of the camp sites at Clear Creek are well-shaded, private and offer views of the lake. There are 3 reservable group picnic areas that can accommodate up to 50 people.

Natural Features:

Bankhead National Forest is located in northwestern Alabama, and its prominent feature is the Sipsey Wilderness. Known as "The Land of a Thousand Waterfalls," it's an area of abundant streams, old-growth forests, limestone bluffs and lush canyons.

Lake Lewis Smith boasts more than 500 miles of shoreline marked by high rock bluffs. The water is clear and deep and provides excellent fishing.

Recreation:

The campground has a basketball and volleyball court, playground and horseshoe pit. Interpretive programs are hosted during the summer.

Day-use visitors and campers have access to a boat ramp and swim beach. The lake provides excellent fishing for Kentucky Spotted Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass.

There are two trails in the area; the 2.5-mile Raven Interpretive Trail and a 1.5-mile bicycle trail.

Facilities:

All facilities are wheelchair-accessible. Flush toilets, drinking water and showers are offered for both campers and day use visitors.

The campground offers standard sites with electric and water hook-ups, as well as tent-only non-electric sites for groups. Sites contain paved parking spurs, picnic tables, grills and tent pads.

Nearby Attractions:

Two nearby attractions within Bankhead National Forest are the Little Natural Bridge and the 19th-century Pine Torch Church. Another popular attraction in the local area is Houston Civil War Jail.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Basketball Courts
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Ice Machine
  • Jet Skiing
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Pay Phone
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pads
  • Tent sites
  • Vending Machines
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • Be sure to reserve a site that will accommodate your equipment. The site you reserve is your site. You may not move to another site.
  • Gatehouse hours are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. The Day Use Area is open from 8 a.m. until dusk. After-hours access is available by calling ahead, (205) 384-4792
  • Alcohol is not allowed in park
  • Campground has a two tent maximum per single site. Two vehicles are included in the site fee. There is a fee for additional vehicles that will be collected at the campground.
  • Click here for more information about National Forests in Alabama
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.02139, -87.26917
34°1'17"N, 87°16'9"W

Clear Creek Campground is located about 60 miles northwest of Birmingham. From US-78 in Jasper, Alabama, take Highway 195 north for 5 miles. Turn onto County Road 27 and continue northeast for 8 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CLEAR CREEK (AL)
8079 FALL CITY ROAD
JASPER  AL  35503

Phone Number:

Information:  (205)384-4792
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