Clear Creek (Al)

Double Springs, Alabama

Overview

Located in Bankhead National Forest, Clear Creek is the largest recreation area on Lake Lewis Smith. It offers a day use group picnic site, a campground and countless ways to enjoy the lake and surrounding area.

Many of the camp sites at Clear Creek are well-shaded, private and offer views of the lake. There are 3 reservable group picnic areas that can accommodate up to 50 people. The day use areas stay open year-round. The fish still bite in the winter!

Recreation

The campground has a basketball and volleyball court, playground and horseshoe pit. Interpretive programs are hosted during the summer.

Day-use visitors and campers have access to a boat ramp and swim beach. The lake provides excellent fishing for Kentucky Spotted Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass.

There are two trails in the area; the 2.5-mile Raven Interpretive Trail and a 1.5-mile bicycle trail.

Facilities

All facilities are wheelchair-accessible. Flush toilets, drinking water and showers are offered for both campers and day use visitors.

The campground offers standard sites with electric and water hook-ups, as well as tent-only non-electric sites for groups. Sites contain paved parking spurs, picnic tables, grills and tent pads.

Natural Features

Bankhead National Forest is located in northwestern Alabama, and its prominent feature is the Sipsey Wilderness. Known as "The Land of a Thousand Waterfalls," it's an area of abundant streams, old-growth forests, limestone bluffs and lush canyons.

Lake Lewis Smith boasts more than 500 miles of shoreline marked by high rock bluffs. The water is clear and deep and provides excellent fishing.

Nearby Attractions

Two nearby attractions within Bankhead National Forest are the Little Natural Bridge and the 19th-century Pine Torch Church. Another popular attraction in the local area is Houston Civil War Jail.

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