Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Unknown
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Deerlick Creek

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.


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.


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.

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. 

ADA Access: N

March 1st - November 29th
$20.00 - $30.00
US Army Corps of Engineers
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Deerlick Creek is located in Alabama
33.2594 N
-87.4303 W
Get 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.
9 Reviews of Deerlick Creek
Woodsy and quiet

Well-kept grounds and friendly staff. My campsite was near the bathroom/shower which was convenient.  Enjoyed the hillside view I had and the walks in the woods surrounding the campground. My dogs took me for several long walks while we were here. Pull-thru site had a set of steps leading from the parking pad to the 'patio'. Very neat!

Peaceful & Clean

This place is really nice; be sure to check your spot to make sure you can park easily- some sites are difficult for large pull trailers

Quiet and Relaxing

Two night stay on site 39. Love the large sites that are nicely separated from neighboring sites and overlook the water. Friendly staff and clean bathhouse. Only one bathhouse that is centrally located and is a decent walk from some sites. Only limited, easy hiking available in the park. No WiFi, but good cell signal with Verizon throughout the park. No camp store, but convenient and grocery stores about 15 minutes away.

Quite Escape

This campground was unique as each site was set into the hills. We had lots of privacy and peaceful quite. They had two play areas with balls and other toys for the kids. It was very clean and friendly.

Peaceful retreat

This campground was unique as each site was set into the hills. We had lots of privacy and peaceful quite. They had two play areas with balls and other toys for the kids. It was very clean and friendly.

Our Favorite Campground

This is probably our all time favorite campground! Managed by Corp of Engineers, always beautiful and well kept. Great, friendly staff. Greta place to camp in the fall for Alabama football games, only about 15-16 miles from campus, yet very secluded. Really a great place to camp, whether with RV or tent camping!

Round 2

After having a great experience at this campground we decided to go back for a second visit with a larger group. This trip was even better than the first and we really love this campground. The people who work at the entrance are always super friendly and the tent only sites are all very large and private. We set up our site with 3 tents and brought 8 people along. We had no issues checking in and getting our site set up and we got some swimming in down at the beach area. The campground also has a great bathroom facility that they clean daily. If you are in the Birmingham or Tuscaloosa area I highly recommend checking out this campground.

Our Experience at Deerlick

The campsites are clean and nice. Make sure to put up your food and valuables for their are some stealing critters at night. Raccoons and armadillo. Our site had a perfect view of the locke so we could watch the barges passing. The beach and fishing areas are at a steep incline so you need to be physically fit. Great experience and we had great company as well.

Lakeside campgrounds

The tent sites are very nice and groomed and have a wonderful view of the lake. They have individual water pumps at each site and room for several cars to pull up and park. They were also very friendly and easy going about moving sites and check in/out times. I would highly recommend this site for anyone in the Tuscaloosa area. Also easy access to the nearby lakes for boating and swimming.