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Parks and Recreation


Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation

PARA offers something for everyone with almost 2,000 acres of green space including 36 parks and boat landings, five activity centers, an 18-hole award winning golf course, recreation and leisure for all ages, special events and more.

Participate with PARA and find out why we recorded 1,463,437 individual uses last year – we’re your source for high quality, affordable and convenient recreation programs.

PARA offers opportunity for enjoyment and learning with places to breathe, stretch your legs, meet your neighbors and celebrate life.

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Lake Lurleen

The 1,625-acre park is a scenic lakeside retreat set on the banks of a 250-acre lake. Facilities include a modern campground, banquet room, picnic area, play area, pavilions, beach with bathhouse, fishing piers, boat rentals and boat-launch areas.

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Deerlick Creek Campground

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.

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Lake Tuscaloosa

Lake Tuscaloosa was constructed to supply domestic and industrial water for the City of Tuscaloosa. However, the lake has become very popular for various types of recreation including boating, swimming and fishing. There are public and private boat ramps located on the lake, as well as several private marinas.

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Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park has more than 1,500 acres in three counties set aside for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation. A miniature railroad chugs through the pines. From spring through fall, the blacksmith, miller and craftsmen demonstrate their trades. Craft shops occupy restored pioneer cabins and artisans chat with visitors from their front porches. Steeped in history, Tannehill feels timeless. The cotton gin, pioneer farm and working gristmill preserve a long-gone way of life. Hiking trails retrace historic roadways. Artifacts of Alabama’s 19th century iron industry displayed in the Iron and Steel Museum put in perspective the massive stone furnaces, Tannehill’s awe-inspiring centerpiece.

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