Joe Wheeler State Park

Day Use Area & Pavilions

Joe Wheeler State Park Large Pavilion

JoeWheeler.Park@dcnr.alabama.gov

256-247-1184

JOE WHEELER STATE PARK DAY USE AREA WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

The tornado that passed through Joe Wheeler State Park on December 16, 2019 devastated our beloved campground and day use/picnic area, forcing the park to close these areas until further notice.

Since then, park officials have worked tirelessly, wading through proper channels and protocols to ensure the very best future for both the Joe Wheeler State Park Campground and Day Use Area and we look forward to offering an even bigger and better guest experience once complete.

  • 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

 

Description

Joe Wheeler’s day use/ picnic facilities include large picnic pavilions, a sandy beach swimming area, tennis courts, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, large open playing field and ample shoreline for bank fisherman. A limited amount of recreational equipment is available for checkout. Trailheads are also located in this area with trails that wind through the park and along the shoreline. The setting for the day use area is in a cove off of the main Tennessee River. It is a very picturesque spot that offers fantastic river views. It is within walking distance of our campground.

Picnic Pavilions

  • Large Shelter - $100
  • Small Shelter - $50
    *Shelter price does NOT include Entrance Fee.

Picnic pavilions may be reserved for your group by calling (256) 247-1184.

We accept pavilion reservations up to one year in advance.

Entrance Fees

  • $4 per person Age 12- Adult
  • $2 per person Age 6-12
  • $2 per person (62+)
  • New "Carload" Rate - $20 for 6+ people (whichever is cheaper)

Amenities

Trails

Sandy Beach

Disc Golf Course