Joe Wheeler State Park

About Joe Wheeler State Park

Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge From Water
Joe Wheeler State Park New Lobby
Joe Wheeler State Park Marina Sunset View
Joe Wheeler State Park Cottages
Joe Wheeler State Park Campground
Joe Wheeler State Park Marina Slips
Joe Wheeler State Park Golf Course
Joe Wheeler State Park Pool

 

Our park remains open, but certain facilities are closed in the interest of public health. Please note that a facility closure does not mean a visitor cannot enter the park. It simply means that one's experience at the park may be different than normal. We provide this information to prepare you for your visit. 

The following list outlines current closures at Joe Wheeler State Park. This list is subject to change as the situation evolves:

 

Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge

  • Open at this time.  The lobby will close at 11pm and reopen at 7am each day until further notice.
  • The swingset between the Lodge and Marina will remain closed until further notice.
  • Transient Boat Slips are open.  Please check-in at the lodge front desk.

Joe Wheeler State Park Lakeside Cottages

  • Open at this time

Daniella's Restaurant 

  • Closed until further notice

Joe Wheeler State Park Marina

  • Boat Rentals may be rented for half of normal occupancy regulations.
  • The Marina Store will have limited access until further notice.
  • The swingset between the Lodge and Marina will remain closed until further notice.
  • Transient Boat Slips are open.  Please check in at the lodge front desk.

The General Golf Course

  • Open: The front doors will remain locked.  Guests may enter the proshop through the back door, 4 guests at a time.

Joe Wheeler State Park Day Use Area

  • Closed until further notice due to tornado damage
  • Beach closed until further notice due to tornado damage
  • Disc Golf Course closed until further notice due to tornado damage
  • All Shelter Rentals suspended until further notice

Joe Wheeler State Park Trails

  • Open unless otherwise marked.  We encourage users to practice social distancing of at least 6ft
  • Note: The new 8mile trail is still under construction.  We encourage users to use caution while utilizing this trail.

Joe Wheeler State Park Campground

  • Closed until further notice due to tornado damage

Joe Wheeler State Park Boat Ramp on First Creek

  • Open:  We encourage users to practice social distancing of at least 6ft.

Joe Wheeler State Park Cabins

  • Open at this time
  • The playground will remain closed until further notice.

 

 

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Whether you arrive by land or water, there’s no mistaking the beauty and serenity of this 2,550-acre resort park. On the shores of Wheeler Lake, the resort features a stunning, waterfront lodge with restaurant and convention facilities, championship 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, full-service marina with permanent and overnight docking slips, modern and primitive camping, lakeside cottages, cozy cabins, and a rustic group lodge.

Nature

The park is divided by the Tennessee River, which forms the 69,700-acre Wheeler Lake. Bass, bream and catfish are plentiful in the sparkling waters where sailboats and yachts cruise side by side. Each fall, Joe Wheeler Resort State Park hosts the Fall Rendezvous of boaters traveling the Great Loop--the continuous waterway that circumnavigates the eastern portion of North America, along the Atlantic Seaboard, across the Great Lakes, through inland rivers and around the Gulf of Mexico. As many as 250 vessels dock at Joe Wheeler’s marina and attend the conference in the resort lodge, coordinated by the park’s professional meeting planners.

In addition to easy access to the Tennessee River, Joe Wheeler Resort State Park offers hiking and mountain biking trails that allow you to reconnect with nature and view some of the best scenery that north Alabama has to offer.

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Accommodations

In addition to the resort lodge, Joe Wheeler features lakeside cottages and cabins. Joe Wheeler State Park's campground features a total of 116 campsites.  110 of those sites have full hookup with water, electricity, and sewer. There are three bathhouses located in each section.  Most sites can accommodate any size camping unit. Tents are also welcome. Picnic tables, pedestal, or fire grills are located at each site.
 

Area attractions

The Rosenbaum House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Florence, Ala.; Muscle Shoals Sound and FAME Studios; the W.C. Handy Home and Museum; Helen Keller’s home and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia; Decatur, Ala.; Wheeler Lake; Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge; and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.

 

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