Enjoy Recreation And Camping At Tuscaloosa's State Parks, And Visit Moundville Archaeological Park

    Tuscaloosa County is popular for its natural beauty, state parks, and lakes; among these are Lake Tuscaloosa, Holt Lake, Lake Lurleen, Lake Nichol and Oliver Lake. Relax on the banks of the Black Warrior River or enjoy recreation and activities at one of the three state parks in the Tuscaloosa area: Lake Lurleen State Park, Moundville Archeological Park, and Tannehill State Park. There’s something for everyone to enjoy in Tuscaloosa County.

    No need to worry about missing your workout while on vacation. With 31 public parks in the area, the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority (PARA) has plenty of open spaces to enjoy. Get family and friends together for team sports at one of the 20 softball fields or 8 baseball fields in Tuscaloosa.

    Afterwards, relax and share a picnic, there are 17 areas available, and playgrounds for younger children to enjoy. Test you skills on one of 45 tennis courts or tee off at area golf courses, which includes 5 public courses, 4 private courses, and 2 practice ranges.

    The Moundville Archaeological Park is another great place for families where you can step back in time and experience life in an Indian village. Located just fifteen miles south of Tuscaloosa at 1 Mound Parkway in Moundville, Alabama, the park is internationally known as one of the most important prehistoric Indian settlements in the nation. In addition to the Indian Villages, the 320-acre park has nature trails to hike and a museum filled with interesting artifacts.

    By James and AJ Grass

    Getting There:

    To explore Tuscaloosa's State Parks, Festivals, and Attractions visit the Tuscaloosa Convention and Visitors Bureau at http://www.tcvb.org to plan your next trip.

    To learn more about visiting the Moundville Archaeological Park go to http://www.moundville.ua.edu/

    Photo Credits: MS