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Established Camping

Prairie Creek Campground

About

US Army Corps of Engineers

Alabama River Lakes

Overview

Prairie Creek Campground is situated beneath moss-draped oaks on the banks of Woodruff Lake. The lake is part of the scenic Alabama River in the region's Black Prairie Belt. For sportsmen, the campground offers a wonderful opportunity to relax between fishing and hunting trips. Water sports and hiking are also popular activities.

Recreation

Woodruff Lake offers excellent fishing for bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Boating, jet skiing and other water sports are big draws to the lake, and a boat ramp is provided for easy water access. The Lowndes Wildlife Management area, located nearby, covers 12,500 acres and provides prime hunting for whitetail deer, wild turkey, hogs and a variety of small game and waterfowl.

Facilities

Woodruff Lake offers excellent fishing for bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Boating, jet skiing and other water sports are big draws to the lake, and a boat ramp is provided for easy water access. The Lowndes Wildlife Management area, located nearby, covers 12,500 acres and provides prime hunting for whitetail deer, wild turkey, hogs and a variety of small game and waterfowl.

Natural Features

The Black Prairie Belt is characterized by rich, dark soils and a mosaic of rolling grasslands and dense hardwood and pine forests.

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Location

Prairie Creek Campground is located in Alabama

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Montgomery, Alabama, follow Highway 80 west for approximately 25 miles. Turn right on County Road 29 and follow the signs into the campground.

Address

582 PRAIRIE CREEK ROAD
Lowndesboro, AL 36752

Coordinates

32.3375 N
86.7694444 W

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Access

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

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

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

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16 Reviews

Aaron D.
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2023

Hidden Gem right on the water

We stayed in spot 36. We we're very close to the water with a little cutout to walk down to the water. Bathrooms were clean but had no AC, they we're fairly close to the site. Pull through site was easy to park but required side to side leveling. Verizon cell service was okay, bounced between 1-2 bars with 10-20 mbps. Quite a drive from Montgomery but well worth it for the morning views out over the water. Just a warning that the ants were crazy! We're still cleaning them out of our camper.

Site36
Month of VisitAugust
c
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2023

Very quiet

Very nice, clean , and quiet campground. Will be back !

Site56
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by cain , June 25, 2023
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by cain , June 25, 2023
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by cain , June 25, 2023
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Terry P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2022

Mostly shaded sites

Prairie Creek Campground was mostly empty during our 1 night stopover. It is an attractive, wooded campground with mostly shaded sites. Sites along the lake tended to be closer together than I like, but with great views. Sites across the street tended to offer a little more space and, in some cases, more privacy. There were only two other occupied sites in our loop at the opposite end of our section. I had picked a secluded, wooded campsite away from the lake, but was able to move to a secluded, lakeside campsite which turned out to be one of the most enjoyable of our 6 week trip. The bathhouse was old, but clean. It was pleasant to walk the dog around the campground with the added benefit of also being able to walk through the old abandoned campground that was destroyed by a hurricane.

Site006
Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by Terry P., September 15, 2022
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by Terry P., September 15, 2022
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by Terry P., September 15, 2022
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JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2022

Great spot

This is a lovely quiet campground with well spaced sites.

Month of VisitApril
Lisa H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2022

Friendly, nice, clean and quiet

The park is quiet. Very clean and friendly hosts and guests. Rangers drive around a lot keeping an eye on things. Great park

Site1
Month of VisitMarch
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by Lisa H., February 13, 2022
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by Lisa H., February 13, 2022
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Debbie J.
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2021

Beautiful Well Kept Campground

We stayed here for one night while traveling through Alabama. Looks like most of the sites are level with concrete parking pads. Many great waterfront sites with lots of big shade trees. No sewer sites, but the bathrooms are centrally located and an easy walk. This campground even has a laundry with pay washer and dryers.

Site28
Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by Debbie J., September 28, 2021
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by Debbie J., September 28, 2021
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by Debbie J., September 28, 2021
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Michael L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2021

Great place to camp and boat

Some of the campsites have courtesy docks. Our site was right on the lake. Would live 5o go back.

Month of VisitJune
Marilyn G.
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2021

Wonderful Campground

This is everything I want in a campground except it has no sewer sites. Flat campground that is easily walkable and can ride bikes. Two of the three bathhouses are well maintained. The bathhouse at the dump station is in Bad need of repairs. Most sites have water views and access. They have laundry as well.

Z
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2020

Excellent spot to pitch a tent

We needed a place in a pinch since we got on the road in the afternoon. Spoke with a very nice man on the phone (Jim Scott if memory serves me) who directed us to book online... $18 for the night and we had running water, a fire pit, and a decent little plot overlooking a section of the Alabama River. In the morning we showered in the nicely maintained facilities and dropped our canoe in the water from the boat ramp to explore Woodruff Lake which was fantastic. The park was well maintained and aside from a dozen or so RVs it was mostly vacant on a Wednesday night. Highly recommend.

  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by Zachary K., July 24, 2020
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by Zachary K., July 24, 2020
N
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2020

Some sites better than others.

We stayed here over the 4th of July weekend so it was very busy, even with some rain showers.

We stayed at site 23 for 3 nights. this site is located next to the boat ramp and parking lot so there was a lot of traffic. It’s next to the water but 3-4 feet above the water line and blocked by bushes and low hanging trees. There are a couple widow makers above so use caution during storms.

We moved to site 18 which was level with the water and pretty wide open. This area of the campground was much better. The only negative was the amount of ants, which we kept out of the camper with comet.

There was a 3 foot gator around most of the weekend. Some gar and blue cats to catch along with a lot of small crappie.

The facilities were clean. I think there was only one dumpster that is too far to walk with trash. Ice is for sale when social distancing rules go away.

Amy P.
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2020

Quiet, Gorgeous

So nice. Many sites right on the water. Quiet and well equipped. Weather was perfect for a fire right next to the river. Fire ring, charcoal grill, flat paved sites...perfect for this 24' RV.

Wolf P.
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2019

Quiet, out of the way, and a charming place

Wifi non-existent.

sketchy phone service...we have verizon and had very limited coverage.

great staff...very helpful.

showers...pressure was great!  restrooms were old(er), but clean!

Site was very level....ours had good shade...fair amount of space and many concrete pads (but not all).

Some have raised issues about the ants...we did see ants, but ONLY on the tent walk in area...and there were places there that looked like the ants would have been a real issue.

Site8
Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by Wolf P., October 9, 2019
Jess  S.
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2019

Waterfront camping

Gorgeous sites, many right on the water. We saw huge paddlefish jumping out of the water, many birds and deer on the nature trail. Bring fishing poles. Staff super friendly. Would get five stars but the ants really are bad. It's a southern campground thing apparently. Be prepared and you'll be fine. Walk-in sites really nice and trail is flat and will accommodate wagon for hauling gear easily.

  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by Jess  S., July 10, 2019
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by Jess  S., July 10, 2019
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by Jess  S., July 10, 2019
S
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2018

Superb

My family's favorite campground so far.

E
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2018

Bring ant killer if camping in tents!

The tent sites are walk in only...guess I missed that bit of info when I reserved. The guy at the gate was nice enough to change us from the furthest site to the closest...with 2 kids in tow I definitely didn't want to carry all the our supplies in! Sadly the sites were infested with ants!! They were everywhere..inside everything and we had to toss food that was in containers...just gave us the jitters! Spray killed many of them but we used an entire can and still had ants!

The bath house and washer/dryer were clean.

Ppl were friendly. The lake wss gorgeous

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Prairie Creek Campground by Es T., July 17, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Prairie Creek Campground have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Prairie Creek Campground has water hookups and sewer hookups.

What is the elevation of Prairie Creek Campground?

Prairie Creek Campground is located at 131 feet.

What is the max vehicle length at Prairie Creek Campground?

Prairie Creek Campground allows vehicles up to 120 feet.

Are fires allowed at Prairie Creek Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Prairie Creek Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Prairie Creek Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Prairie Creek Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Prairie Creek Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is available, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is unknown.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Prairie Creek Campground?

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