(in the Talladega 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, a sandy beach, 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. The elevation is 1,200 ft.
The campground, with two unnamed loops, is located above Coleman Lake in hardwoods. Campsites have electric and water hookups.
Directions: From Heflin, AL, at the intersection 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.
Admission Fee: Camping fees $12 per night $3 per vehicle for day use
Also see the Alabama Birding Trails website: http://www.alabamabirdingtrails.com/sites/coleman-lake-talladega-national-forest-shoal-creek/
Management: For more information, please contact the Shoal Creek Ranger District of the Talladega National Forest at (256) 463-2272.
Additional Information: ACTIVITIES: CAMPING