Roland Cooper State Park

Roland Cooper State Park
Roland Cooper State Park Shade Trees
Roland Cooper State Park Fishermen
Roland Cooper State Park Campground
Roland Cooper State Park Picnic Area
Roland Cooper State Park Pavilion Interior




The fishing at Roland Cooper is excellent. Dannelly Reservoir, also known as Millers Ferry, offers some of the best fishing in southwest Alabama. With ample populations of game fish in the lake, anglers should be pleased with their chances of landing a keeper. The park also provides boat launching facilities and hosts fishing tournaments throughout the year.


Access to the Alabama River and the abundant forested surroundings make Roland Cooper State Park a birder’s paradise. In fact, Roland Cooper is a featured stop on Alabama’s Black Belt Birding Trail. Various raptors, waterfowl and songbirds are common. Bald eagles and osprey are present most of the year.


Roland Cooper is a DARK SKY site with a 2 on the Bortle Scale. This means we are a fantastic place for stargazing, viewing meteor showers, and other astrological phenomena.


The park offers a variety of overnight accommodations including 3 furnished two-bedroom big cabins, 6 furnished two-bedroom tiny cabins, 1 one-bedroom ADA compliant furnished tiny cabin, and two studio primitive cabins. As well as 41 improved RV campsites with picnic tables, grills, water, sewer, 50 amp, and 30-amp electrical hook-ups. Tent camping is available on 14 primitive sites as well. Tent Camping is allowed on RV Sites. All campers have easy access to nearby bathrooms and showers.

All cabins at Roland Cooper State Park are pet-friendly with applicable fees. See Cabins page for more details on pet policy.

Boat launch use is free with over-night reservation in the park.

Area attractions

With Montgomery, Mobile and Selma within a two-hour drive, visitors will have lots of shopping and dining options while traveling to and from the park. Another point of interest in the area is Gee’s Bend, which was featured in the Emmy Award winning Alabama Public Television documentary “The Quilt makers of Gee’s Bend.” The film focuses on local quilters who produce internationally celebrated quilts.


There is a $5 per person park entry fee to enter Roland Cooper State Park for day use only. You might choose to go fishing, hiking, picture taking, birding, etc. If you choose to go boating there is a $5 per boat entry fee. 

* Pay fees at honor box just inside our entrance.


Use the ADCNR Interactive Map to learn more about the Alabama State Parks.

Roland Cooper State Park is back under the management of the Alabama State Parks, a division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Thank you for your continued support from the local community.