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part ofNational Forests in Alabama, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Nov 01 2015   Season Dates


Located in Bankhead National Forest, Corinth is a popular 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.

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.


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.

Hikers can access the 1.3-mile Bobwhite Trail. Interpretive programs are hosted during the summer.


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

The campground offers spacious standard sites with full hookups that can accommodate RVs of any size. Sites contain paved parking spurs, picnic tables, grills and tent pads.

There is a reservable group picnic shelter that can accommodate up to 100 people, as well as 29 first-come, first-served picnic sites.

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
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Ice Machine
  • Jet Skiing
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Pay Phone
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Showers
  • Tent Pads
  • 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) 489-3165
  • 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):
34.105, -87.32
34°6'18"N, 87°19'12"W

From Double Springs, Alabama, take Highway 278 east for about 5 miles, then turn south on County Road 57 and continue for about 3 miles to the Corinth Recreation Area.

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Information:  (205)489-3165
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