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Established Camping

Burchfield Branch Park

About

US Army Corps of Engineers

Black Warrior and Tombigbee Lakes

Overview

Burchfield Branch Park is located near Holt Lake on the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway northeast of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. With many amenities, access to the water and opportunities to view wildlife, Burchfield Branch provides a convenient camping spot for families, boaters, swimmers, picnickers and sightseers.

Recreation

Fishing is the most popular activity on the waterway. Whether fishing by boat or along the shore of the park, anglers can find bass, crappie, bream, catfish and more. Families can enjoy biking and swimming along the lakeshore, watching for birds and animals or taking advantage of the facility's two playgrounds.

Facilities

Fishing is the most popular activity on the waterway. Whether fishing by boat or along the shore of the park, anglers can find bass, crappie, bream, catfish and more. Families can enjoy biking and swimming along the lakeshore, watching for birds and animals or taking advantage of the facility's two playgrounds.

Natural Features

Holt Lake was created by the damming of the Black Warrior River. The campground is situated along the forested shores of the river and displays scenic fall foliage each year. Deer, squirrel, wild turkey, migratory birds and blue birds live around the Holt Lake area. 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.

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Location

Burchfield Branch Park is located in Alabama

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Tuscaloosa, Alabama: From I-59, take exit 86 toward Brookwood on Tuscaloosa County Road 59. Turn right at the traffic light in Brookwood on highway 216. Turn left (northeast) onto County Road 59, then turn left at the stop sign onto Lock 17 Road. Turn left at Lock 17 Grocery onto Lock 17 Road and proceed to the park entrance (approximately 23 miles from Brookwood). From Birmingham, Alabama: From I-59, take exit 115 toward Hueytown on Allison-Bonnett Memorial Drive, which turns into Warrior River Road. Follow through Concord Community toward Lock 17 Road (Warrior River Rd. turns into Lock 17 Rd.). Continue through Oak Grove Community, turn left at Lock 17 Grocery and proceed to the park (approximately 31 miles from Interstate 59).

Address

15036 BANKHEAD ROAD
Adger, AL 35006

Coordinates

33.440037 N
87.372142 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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11 Reviews

L
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2022

Wonderful, Quiet Getaway

We’ve stayed here multiple times and hopefully will many more. This is a quiet campground with well spaced sites, many of which are either on the water (sites #1-8) or close to a small stream. There is no reception here…cell phones and aircards won’t work…so if you want to disconnect it’s an ideal place to do so. I have heard that snakes are in the area so even though I haven’t seen any myself, I am careful with my pup. Site #8 is my personal favorite, though I’ve also stayed in sites #18 and #20 and enjoy those, as well.

Site8
Month of VisitFebruary
  • Review photo of Burchfield Branch Park by Linda G., July 15, 2022
  • Review photo of Burchfield Branch Park by Linda G., July 15, 2022
Genie C.
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2021

I see you, Fall 🔥🍁🏕

This is our second time here. It is becoming one of our favorite weekend places to slip away to. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Bathroom facilities are immaculate. We stayed on #17 again, it our favorite. 17 had a small path to the bathroom for short natural stroll.

Site17
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Burchfield Branch Park by Genie C., October 18, 2021
  • Review photo of Burchfield Branch Park by Genie C., October 18, 2021
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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2021

Beautiful waterfront site

Our campsite was wonderful. When we started to kayak there was a ton of trash in the water but eventually the water started moving and cleared it out. Probably had something to do with the dam. We found what looked like it could have been a hiking trail but it was overgrown.

Site3
Month of VisitAugust
Genie C.
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2021

Peaceful and Pristine

We were blown away by how peaceful Burchfield was. Lot 17 felt like we were all alone. There was adequate place between us and the neighbors, a peaceful creek separating us. The bath house was super clean. The camp host were active and extremely friendly.

Site17
Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Burchfield Branch Park by Genie C., April 17, 2021
  • Review photo of Burchfield Branch Park by Genie C., April 17, 2021
  • Review photo of Burchfield Branch Park by Genie C., April 17, 2021
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J
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2021

Peaceful Time Away

This campground has zero cell service, so if you can’t do without that read no further. We had a lovely stay here other than that. We enjoyed being waterfront at site #5, but there are 8 total lots on the water and then more sites that are in the wooded area. Lots 4, 5, and 6 seem to be the better ones and if your camping with friends or family 7 and 8 would be a great choice, since they are very close to each other at the end. This campground is pretty much equal distance between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. We enjoyed our stay. It’s a four star only because of cell service. My mom fell while we were there and my children couldn’t get in touch with us.🥲

Seth W.
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2021

Secluded

If you plan on having service - I don’t think any phone service is available there. Nice and secluded. It was the first park I’ve been to that the playgrounds are still closed and that was one of the main reasons we went. Very quiet. Sites 1-8 are right on river. Would be 5 stars except we really didn’t have much to do without play grounds with 4 kids so left a day early.

  • Review photo of Burchfield Branch Park by Seth W., January 19, 2021
  • Review photo of Burchfield Branch Park by Seth W., January 19, 2021
  • Review photo of Burchfield Branch Park by Seth W., January 19, 2021
L
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2020

Beautiful but no privacy

Sites 2-8 are on the river.  We were in site 3 the last weekend of October.  The location was beautiful but there is no privacy.  The sites are small and very close together with no trees or brush separating them.  I'm glad we brought our little camper instead of a tent because there would have been no way to stake a tent at the majority of the water sites since they are concrete slaps and decking.   Additionally there are no indoor showers easily accessible from these sites.  The closest ones are at the beach and they are not climate controlled.  Not good for a chilly Fall weekend.  That being said, it was wonderful to be able to kayak directly from our site.  The camp and facilities were clean and the hosts could not have been nicer.  Full water and electrical hook ups but no sewer.  There is a dump station as you exit the park.  There is no cell service what so ever at the camp or on the road leading to it.

Site3
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Burchfield Branch Park by LB C., November 1, 2020
  • Review photo of Burchfield Branch Park by LB C., November 1, 2020
  • Review photo of Burchfield Branch Park by LB C., November 1, 2020
G
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2020

Waterfront sites

In all fairness we did not even check out the loop away from the water, but the ones on the water were very tight.  There were only 8 of them and we chose the last one, #8. # 7 was right on our bumper, so to speak. Their table, fire ring, were on the wrong side. Pads were concrete and moderately level. Site 1-6 were close together.

We had no ATT nor Verizon, but some OTA TV stations. The park wasn't bad, but coming in from the north the roads were terrible, small and a long ways. The shore line was pretty littered.  For a COE park, this was at the bottom of the scale for us.

Site#8
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Burchfield Branch Park by Gary P., October 26, 2020
R
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2019

Beautiful campground!

We have camped at this park several times. We have always enjoyed our stay. Most of the campsites are tucked away beneath a canopy of trees with nice shade. The bath houses are always clean, as well as the entire campground. It is great for a relaxing weekend getaway.

Jubilee C.
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2019

Words really can't describe!

This campground cannot be beat. It is absolutely gorgeous. Sites are kept immaculate. Even the shower house is beautifully built. Babbling brooks are everywhere! And nothing makes a campground more than the camp host themselves. Wonderful people. It is deep in the wilderness so do not expect Wi-Fi or cell signal. It's nearly an hour to town come well-stocked!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Burchfield Branch Park have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Burchfield Branch Park has water hookups and sewer hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Burchfield Branch Park?

Burchfield Branch Park allows vehicles up to 95 feet.

Are fires allowed at Burchfield Branch Park?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Burchfield Branch Park, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Burchfield Branch Park?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Burchfield Branch Park. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Burchfield Branch Park, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

Why is it so hard to get a campsite at Burchfield Branch Park?

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