Joe Wheeler State Park
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Introduction

Surrounded by the beautiful Wheeler Lake, Joe Wheeler State Park is an outdoor lovers' dream, featuring 2,500 acres of spectacular land in three separate tracts. Joe Wheeler State Park is located in Rogersville, Alabama and is a must for your next RV outing. You will have numerous opportunities for outdoor recreational activities in a beautiful landscape setting. From hiking and boating to golfing and biking, Joe Wheeler State offers a vast array of outdoor fun.

The water views of Joe Wheeler State Park are simply jaw-dropping, spanning 69,700 acres. You will love soaking in the warm, southern air while being surrounded by an array of wildlife and plant species. Historians will love learning how the park was named after a Confederate general and U.S. Congressman.

Once you park your rig at Joe Wheeler State Park you can explore the two-and-a-half mile loop trail in the park that is perfect for hikers and mountain bikers. Joe Wheeler State Park is an amazing RV destination no matter what time of the year you visit, with hot summer days and cool winters.

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Transportation in Joe Wheeler State Park

Driving

Joe Wheeler State Park is located on Wheeler Lake in northwest Alabama, near Rogersville in Lauderdale County, off of Alabama Highway 101. Local roads take you throughout the park, from the Day Use Area and Golf Course to the campground and trailhead. There are no driving restrictions for RVs or trailers within the park, so getting around will be easy, whether you are in your rig or another vehicle.

The area is walkable and is great for bikes if you wish to get out, explore, and leave your rig parked at the campground. The area between the Resort Lodge and Day Use Area is a great location to get your steps in and enjoy the lake air.

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Campgrounds and parking in Joe Wheeler State Park

Campsites in Joe Wheeler State Park

Reservations camping

. Joe Wheeler State Park Campground

Joe Wheeler State Park features 116 pet-friendly campsites available for tents and RVs year round. The campground is located in a beautiful woodland area so you will be protected by the shade of the forest. The campsites are divided between Sections A, B and C. Most of these campsites provide access to water, electric, and sewer hookups. If you want a lakefront site be sure to reserve early as these fill up quickly.

Amenities at this campground include 3 bathhouses in each section, restrooms, and a dump station. Wi-fi is also available so you can stay connected during your trip. Each site has a concrete or gravel pad, picnic table, and pedestal or fire grills. You can choose a pull-through or back-in site and large RVs are permitted.

You will be close to the park lodge and marina. The kids will love a visit to the playground or activity center nearby. If you want to do your laundry you just have to head over to the country store, but make sure to bring your quarters. There are no length limits for RVs or trailers. There is a two-night minimum on weekends in March-October and three-night minimum on certain holidays. No check-ins are allowed after 10 p.m. You could also stay a cabin or the lodge if you prefer.

First-come first-served

First-Come, First Served

There are no first-come, first served campgrounds located at this state park.

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Joe Wheeler State Park

In-Season

Fishing

Don't forget to pack your fishing rod in your RV so that you can enjoy the deep water and rock bluffs of Joe Wheeler State Park as you fish from the banks of Wheeler Lake. Catching the smallmouth that occupy these waters could be the highlight of your trip. Should you need more than the what Wheeler Lake offers, head over to First Creek or Second Creek for some largemouth fishing and catfish, crappie, and stripe.

Biking

Joe Wheeler State Park is perfect place to bring your mountain bike and head out onto the two-and-a-half mile trail located between the Day Use Area and Resort Lodge. After you park your rig you can cycle this easy terrain for a great bike ride and take in the amazing water views as your ride along the shoreline. Biking from the campground to the trail is also an option.

Hiking

You'll want to pack those good hiking boots so that you can enjoy the two-and-a-half mile looped multi-use trail available to hikers and mountain bikers at Joe Wheeler State Park. Situated between the Day Use Area and the Resort Lodge, this trail will lead you to smaller trails that wind through the park and down along the shoreline. This is a great way to start your outdoor excursion and embrace in the beauty of the park.

Off-Season

Birding

Joe Wheeler State Park is home to the Red-eyed Vireos, Summer Tanagers, Wood Ducks and Canada Geese, so you will want to make sure your binoculars are in your RV. The two-and-a-half mile trail, along with the smaller trails, are perfect spots for you to enjoy the cheery calls of the Red-eyed Vireos. Venture down to the shoreline to catch glimpses of the Wood Ducks with their downy young.

Boating

Joe Wheeler State Park is home to pontoon boat rentals, as well as fishing boat rentals so that you are able to explore the vast marina while on your RV trip. Powered by a 60hp Fourstroke Motor, the Deluxe Pontoon Boat has the capacity level of 15, a quiet motor, plush seats, and a radio to make your time around the lake a memory you will not forget for a while. You may rent this pontoon in half day or all day rentals. There are also smaller pontoons available should you need something a little less powerful.

Powered by a Yamaha 4-stroke 15 Hp motor, fishing boats are available to rent either half day or all day so that you may enjoy fishing for that next prized Largemouth.

Using the Marina

If you are fortunate to travel with your boat, head over to the marina located on the Tennessee River and enjoy the most beautiful backdrop nature has to offer. Joe Wheeler State Park's Marina offers 24-foot, 50-foot and 70-foot covered slips should you wish to house your boat while you continue on your RV travels. Should you need to purchase fuel during the winter, you will need to call the front desk of the lodge.

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