About Joe Wheeler State Park
Our park remains open, but certain facilities are closed in the interest of public safety. 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.
Note: The Joe Wheeler State Park Campground, along with the Day Use Area, including the sandy beach, pavilions, basketball and tennis courts, and disc golf course remain closed due to tornado damage.
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.
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.
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.
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.