Payne Lake Recreation Area - Day Use Pass

National Forests in Alabama

Payne Lake Recreation Area offers the outdoor enthusiasts solitude, a scenic lake, and picturesque campsites. Payne Lake Recreation Area has one swimming beach and two bathhouses for users of the recreation area. Each bathhouse has restrooms and showers. 

Payne Lake Recreation Area is open year-round and offers boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming opportunities for Forest users. A trailer dump station is located in the campground. 

Download and sign into the free mobile app on Android or iOS prior to your arrival as there can be limited cellular service at the site:  

Please plan your trip when visiting a national forest. Check for closures by visiting Know Before You Go .

All visitors must display a valid pass at day use fee sites where required. A printed copy of the pass is recommended for your vehicle. If you cannot print your pass, please write down your confirmation number on a provided fee envelope onsite and display in vehicle dash. If paying onsite, please write confirmation number on provided fee envelope and display in vehicle dash.

This pass does not guarantee parking availability. For your safety, please remember that parking outside of designated areas is discouraged and visitors who park illegally may be fined and towed. This pass is valid until 11:59 PM of the date listed on the pass, and only for the date and vehicle specified for this pass.

Golden Age Passport or America the Beautiful Interagency Pass discounts are applicable.

Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.