Deerlick Creek

Black Warrior and Tombigbee Lakes

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.

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 multi-use court and swimming beach.

Need to Know

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. The 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.

Nearby Attractions

Deerlick Creek is 17 miles from the University of Alabama where you can find sporting events, museums, and other attractions. Deerlick Creek is also located 13 miles from Ol' Colony Golf Course home to the University of Alabama golf teams as well as a disc golf course. 


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

Contact Information



Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 205-759-1591

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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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