CLEAR CREEK (AL), AL

Located in Bankhead National Forest, Clear Creek is the largest recreation area on Lake Lewis Smith. It offers a day use group picnic site, a campground and countless ways to enjoy the lake and surrounding area. Many of the camp sites at Clear Creek are well-shaded, private and...
Status: Open through Sun Nov 02 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Be sure to reserve a site that will accommodate your equipment. The site you reserve is your site. You may not move to another site.
  • Gatehouse hours are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. The Day Use Area is open from 8 a.m. until dusk. After-hours access is available by calling ahead, (205) 384-4792
  • Alcohol is not allowed in park
  • Campground has a two tent maximum per single site. Two vehicles are included in the site fee. There is a fee for additional vehicles that will be collected at the campground.
  • Click here for more information about National Forests in Alabama
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.
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bayleaf GROUP PICNIC AREA 50 Accessible 0 Parallel
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BTGP GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 25 20 Back-In
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ELM GROUP PICNIC AREA 50 Accessible 0 Parallel
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Located in Bankhead National Forest, Clear Creek is the largest recreation area on Lake Lewis Smith. It offers a day use group picnic site, a campground and countless ways to enjoy the lake and surrounding area.

Many of the camp sites at Clear Creek are well-shaded, private and offer views of the lake. There are 3 reservable group picnic areas that can accommodate up to 50 people.

Natural Features:

Bankhead National Forest is located in northwestern Alabama, and its prominent feature is the Sipsey Wilderness. Known as "The Land of a Thousand Waterfalls," it's an area of abundant streams, old-growth forests, limestone bluffs and lush canyons.

Lake Lewis Smith boasts more than 500 miles of shoreline marked by high rock bluffs. The water is clear and deep and provides excellent fishing.

Recreation:

The campground has a basketball and volleyball court, playground and horseshoe pit. Interpretive programs are hosted during the summer.

Day-use visitors and campers have access to a boat ramp and swim beach. The lake provides excellent fishing for Kentucky Spotted Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass.

There are two trails in the area; the 2.5-mile Raven Interpretive Trail and a 1.5-mile bicycle trail.

Facilities:

All facilities are wheelchair-accessible. Flush toilets, drinking water and showers are offered for both campers and day use visitors.

The campground offers standard sites with electric and water hook-ups, as well as tent-only non-electric sites for groups. Sites contain paved parking spurs, picnic tables, grills and tent pads.

Nearby Attractions:

Two nearby attractions within Bankhead National Forest are the Little Natural Bridge and the 19th-century Pine Torch Church. Another popular attraction in the local area is Houston Civil War Jail.

Booking Window

GROUP PICNIC AREA

Tue Aug 26 2014 - Sat Aug 22 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC

Tue Aug 26 2014 - Sat Aug 22 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

MANAGEMENT

Tue Aug 26 2014 - Sun Feb 22 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Tue Aug 26 2014 - Sun Feb 22 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Mar 14 2014 Sun Oct 19 2014
Walk In Mon Oct 20 2014 Sun Nov 02 2014
Peak Fri Mar 13 2015 Sun Oct 18 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Basketball Courts
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Ice Machine
  • Jet Skiing
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Pay Phone
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pads
  • Tent sites
  • Vending Machines
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water Skiing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Annual Day Use Pass is available for $30.

Day use fee is $4 with a $.50 fee per person over 6 people.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Mar 14 2014 -
Oct 19 2014
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$32.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $45.00
GROUP PICNIC AREA $25.00-$30.00
Walk In Season
Oct 20 2014 -
Nov 02 2014
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$32.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $45.00
GROUP PICNIC AREA $25.00-$30.00
Peak Season
Mar 13 2015 -
Oct 18 2015
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$32.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $50.00
GROUP PICNIC AREA $30.00-$35.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.02139, -87.26917
34°1'17"N, 87°16'9"W

Clear Creek Campground is located about 60 miles northwest of Birmingham. From US-78 in Jasper, Alabama, take Highway 195 north for 5 miles. Turn onto County Road 27 and continue northeast for 8 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CLEAR CREEK (AL)
8079 FALL CITY ROAD
JASPER  AL  35503

Phone Number:

Information:  (205)384-4792