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part ofBlack Warrior and Tombigbee Lakes, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sat Nov 28 2015   Season Dates


Deerlick Creek Campground is located on Holt Lake on the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway northeast of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The facility is in a beautiful forest along the shoreline, providing campers and day-use visitors with access to water sports, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and biking.

Natural Features:

Holt Lake was created by the damming of the Black Warrior River. The campground is situated amidst a mixed pine and hardwood forest, which displays colorful foliage along the riverbanks each fall. Deer, squirrel, wild turkey, migratory birds and blue birds, all live in the Holt Lake area.

Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway consists of six lakes with a total length of 457 miles and 39,800 surface acres of water.

Temperatures range from the 80s to 90s from April through September, and annual rainfall averages about 60 inches.


Campers can explore the lakeshore using the campground's hiking trails and paved bicycle trail. The waterway is popular for fishing for bass, crappie, bream, catfish and more.


Deerlick Creek has 46 campsites with water and electric hookups, six of which are designated tent only. There is also one group picnic shelter that can be reserved for day use. Families with children have the convenience of showers, a playground, a multi-use court and swimming beach.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Group Shelters
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Multi-Use Court
  • Playground
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Hiking trails, bicycle trail and group shelter are for registered guests only
  • Gates are open and attendants are on duty from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • No ATVs or ORVs allowed
  • Limit of two vehicles per site; additional vehicles will be charged an extra vehicle fee upon arrival
  • Electric and gas scooters must be licensed and street legal
  • Park attendants cannot perform site transfers Thursday-Saturday or on holiday weekends during the peak season
  • Sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis if not reserved; call park for availability
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  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.25944, -87.43028
33°15'34"N, 87°25'49"W

From I-59 in Alabama, take Exit 73 (MacFarland Boulevard). Go west on MacFarland Blvd./Highway 82 for approximately 4.2 miles. Veer right onto Rice Mine Road. At the stoplight turn left onto Rice Mine Rd. Then, turn right at the stoplight onto New Watermelon Road and follow it for 3.4 miles. Turn right at the stop sign onto Lake Nicol Road, and follow Lake Nicol Rd. for 3.4 miles to Deerlick Road. Turn right onto Deerlick Rd. for approximately 3.2 miles to Deerlick Park.

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Information:  (205)759-1591
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