Welcome! The Lauderdale County Commission will be opening the two County-maintained parks – Wheeler Campground (on Alabama 101 near Wheeler Dam) and Brush Creek Park (on Lauderdale 14 near Waterloo) on April 5. Due to traffic concerns on Alabama 101, we will continue our practice of taking reservations at the Wheeler Campground during the first weekend the park is open. Anyone wishing to camp at the park during the first weekend, must call the Solid Waste office and make reservations. This is ONLY for the opening weekend. The campsites will be on a “first come basis” after the April 5 weekend. The Solid Waste office will start accepting reservations for the opening weekend (at Wheeler Campground) on April 3. Anyone interested may call the Solid Waste office (Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.) at 256-760-5878. Also, individuals can reserve ONLY ONE campsite. No one can reserve multiple campsites. Payment for the opening weekend must be made to the Wheeler Campground attendants by 4 p.m. on April 5. If payment for the reserved campsite is not made by that time, the site will be opened back up. The Wheeler Campgrounds have water and electric hooks and a dumping station. The cost of $15 per night and $10 per night for senior citizens. Brush Creek Park features primitive camping areas and pad camping (for RVs and pull campers) with water hookups only. There is a dumping station at the park. This year, there will be a $10 per night fee for campers using the pad camping area. As in the past, the length of camping stays for Wheeler Campground and Brush Creek Park will be limited to a maximum of 14 days. Campers staying the maximum length of stay much leave the park for 10 days before returning. Stays for tent camping is limited to a maximum of 10 days, then they must leave the park for seven (7) days before returning.

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 14-day stay allowed for campers, and a maximum 10-day stay for tent campers.

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