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.

Visitors love our parks (and so do their pets)!!

Four men standing beside their disc golf gear before they play a game of disc golf at the newest course at McFarland Park in Florence, Alabama.
Three men smiling holding discs for the ribbon cutting of the new disc golf course at McFarland Park in Florence, Alabama.
A man throwing a disc at the disc golf course at McFarland Park in Florence, Alabama.

Disc Golf Course at Brush Creek Park

The Lauderdale County Commission officially opened the Brush Creek Park Disc Golf Course in 2020. 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, over a mile long and was designed by members of the Lawrence County (Tennessee) Disc Club. Tournaments will be held and visitors are always welcome to enjoy this new addition to Brush Creek Park!

6 images of creeks around Lauderdale County

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