Lake Lurleen State Park, named after Alabama's only female governor, is located only 9 miles north of Tuscaloosa. The park is 1,625 acres and located on a 250 acre lake. A perfect retreat for residents of Tuscaloosa and Northport.
A major draw to this state park is swimming and/or paddle boating in Lake Lurleen. Additionally, there are trails which are great for hiking and mountain biking. There is also great fishing in the lake, which is stocked with crappie, bass, bream and catfish.