Parks Notice:


The two Lauderdale County operated parks – Wheeler Park and Campground on Alabama 101 at Elgin and the Brush Creek Park and Campground on County Road 14 near Waterloo – are now closed for camping for the season.

The boat ramp and disc golf course at Brush Creek Park will remain open, but bathhouses and water connections have been closed for the season.  Primitive tent camping is still available in areas near the boat ramp.

For any questions, please call (256) 760-5878.  Thank you for your continued participation and enjoying our parks.  See you next year!


Lauderdale County Commission Parks & Recreation


Lauderdale County offers two campground sites:  Wheeler Campground and Brush Creek Park   (Parks are open from late March until mid-October)

Wheeler Campground is located on Alabama 101 in Elgin near Wheeler Dam and overlooks Wheeler Lake.  The park features 28 camping sites with water and electrical connections, a bathhouse with showers, a fishing pier and free waste disposal station for campers.  The cost of camping is $15 per night (tax included) and $10 per night for senior citizens (age 60 and over).  There is a $5 fee, per occurrence, for use of waste disposal station for non-campers.  There is a maximum 30-day stay allowed.

Brush Creek Park is a 50-acre park located on Lauderdale County Road 14 near Waterloo along the Tennessee River.  The park features a boat launch, picnic pavilions and individual picnic tables.  The campground has no fee and offers limited-stay, primitive camping with no electrical hook-ups.  There are public restroom facilities with cold showers and a waste disposal station.  There is a maximum 30-day stay allowed.

For information on either campground, please call (256) 760-5878.  Sites are managed by the Lauderdale County Solid Waste office.

Disc Golf Course at Brush Creek Park

The Lauderdale County Commission officially opened the county's first Disc Golf Course at Brush Creek Park and Campgrounds. The park is located on Lauderdale County Road 14 just east of Waterloo. The 18-hole course winds throughout the park and features amateur and professional/novice tee pads. The course is a par 56 and just over a mile long. Members of the Lawrence County (Tennessee) Disc Club designed the course. Tournaments are expected to be held at the course in 2021.

Contact Us

Office Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1059
Florence, AL 35631

(256) 760-5878

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8-4

Tom Smith
(256) 760-5878