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Coleman Lake Rec Area

11 Reviews


National Forest

The newly renovated Coleman Lake Recreation Area is peacefully nestled into the Talladega mountains. For recreationists who want to get away from the crowds, but want a few modern conveniences, Coleman Lake Recreation Area is your place to be. There are 39 campsites with water and electrical hookups, bathhouses, 29 picnicking units, a 21-acre lake and access to the Pinhoti Trail. Two new comfort stations and seven camping sites are fully accessible for the physically challenged. Most sites will accommodate recreational vehicles up to 35 feet in length. A picnic shelter that seats 40 is available on a first come, first serve basis, or it can be reserved for $15.

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  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

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


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

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

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11 Reviews

Micheal S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2024

Great "Away From It All" Camping

Great campground. Secluded with electrical and water hookups. Make sure you use Highway 78 to enter. Google Maps will send you on a 11.5 mile mountain trail ( Dugger Mountain Road) that is a dirt 2 track over the interesting trip with a camper. The campground is very well maintained. The bath house is very clean and up to date. Sites are level and we'll spaced

Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Coleman Lake Rec Area by Micheal S., April 11, 2024
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2023

Great campsites at a fantastic price

Beautiful campsites near a small lake. Very quiet. Forest Service campground with electric and water. $16 a night or $10 with senior pass. No cell service- a big plus for me!

Month of VisitSeptember
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2023

Well-equipped campground by a pretty lake

Popular campground with 39 sites, water & electric, flush toilets and shower. $16/nt. Overflow area has no hookups. Lake is pretty and fish are accommodating. We had site #30, and did not feel crowded at all despite the campground being full. County Rd 500 was overgrown and twisty. Presence of 35’ trailers suggests there’s a better way in (maybe FS500 or FS548?)

Month of VisitJune


Coleman Lake Rec Area is located in Alabama

Detail location of campground


From Heflin, AL, at the interesection of State Rts. 46 and 78, take Rt. 78 east for 5.7 miles to Coleman Lake sign (County Rt. 61). Turn left onto Rt. 61 and go 7.6 miles to another Coleman Lake sign (Forest Rt. 500). Turn right onto Rt. 500 and go 0.4 miles to Coleman Lake campground sign. Turn right and continue on Forest Rt. 500 and go 1.8 miles to campground on right.


33.78422462 N
85.55709175 W

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