Blue Bluff Picnic Area (Aberdeen Lake)

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

Blue Bluff Picnic Area is situated on a bluff overlooking Aberdeen Lake along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The area features three shelters that can be rented. The area typically is open the beginning of March to the end of October. Blue Bluff Picnic Area is great for birthdays and family reunions.

Each shelter provides water, electricity, and picnic tables for your use (except the two shelters at Waverly Day Use do not have electricity). A park host is available at most of the shelters where they can provide additional information if need be.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Blue Bluff Recreation area is named for the beautiful clay and limestone cliffs that border the area. The bluff rises 80 feet above the water and provides a lofty view of Aberdeen Lake and the nearby lock and dam. The surrounding woods offers a trail to walk on where you can overlook the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and along the way see deer, many varieties of birds, and squirrels.


The Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway offers many recreational opportunities such as camping, hunting, fishing, boating, and swimming. Hunting opportunities can be found on Corps of Engineers land in Mississippi and Alabama, as well as other state managed wildlife management areas along the waterway. Fishing the many varieties of fish on the waterway is a yearlong event, with people fishing along the shoreline or joining in on the many tournaments that are held on the waterway throughout the year. Boating is a popular activity on the waterway and many people enjoy waterskiing, swimming, and other water related activities. Swimming can be enjoyed from your boat or at a designated beach along the waterway.

Contact Information

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 662-245-5500

Rental Options

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