Lake Lurleen State Park

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Lake Lurleen State Park is located nine miles northwest of Tuscaloosa and Northport. This scenic park which encompasses 1,625-acres, is an enjoyable retreat. Located on the banks of Lake Lurleen, visitors will find plenty of opportunities for both recreation and relaxation. Facilities include a modern campground, activity building, picnic areas, play areas, pavilions, a beach and bathhouse, fishing piers, RV storage, boat rentals and boat-launch areas. The park is also home to more than 23 miles of multi-use trails ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty. The trails follow the shoreline of Lake Lurleen and are open to hikers, runners, and mountain bikers. The park also features a Nature Center, fishing, meeting facilities, paddleboats, swimming and a beach. For more information visit

Food and Drink

After the Hike: Local Favorites

Chick-fil-A Northport The gArbage can before the drive through smells like sweaty ass crack
City Cafe Chicken and Dressins LDO.
408 Main Ave, Northport AL — (205) 758-9171
Edgar's Bakery & Cafe Eggs Benedict are especially good. Cakes are wonderful. Outstanding bakery and restaurant. Personnel at cash register and serving tables could use some work. Neither seemed happy to be there.
Edelweiss German Bakery Esther takes good care of you here, even if you're gluten intolerant. :)
2324 4th St, Tuscaloosa AL — (205) 343-6545
Another Broken Egg This is hands down the most delicious breakfast place in Tuscaloosa. I recommend sitting outside to get a good view, it's right on black warrior river. Try the Benedict Oscar, it's delicious!
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q YOU MUST TRY THE CHEESE BISCUITS! This is the best place to get BBQ in my opinion. If you don't feel like dining in to eat, no worries! They have a drive-thru! One of my favorite places to eat in town
305 21st Ave, Tuscaloosa AL — (205) 469-2060
Chuck's Fish Don't go to sunday brunch. Shortage of food. Rude hostesses. Not prepared. Ran put of bacon and shrimp and grits. ... Oh and plates... Don't waste your Sunday morning.
Glory Bound Gyro Company Ask the bartender for the "Flavor Cave". Unbelievable. :)
Mugshots Grill & Bar Eat the Peanut Butter Burger. Trust's a-m-a-z-I-n-g!!!
Mellow Mushroom Purple Haze & Pizza...makes me a happy girl!
Which Wich? Superior Sandwiches Very good and fresh ingredients. The staff is very friendly and the service is quick. A much better alternative to other sandwich places around town.
Moe's Original Barbeque $3 32oz well drinks on Thursdays!
Southern Ale House The Strawberry shortcake is soooo delicious. The biscuit compliments the sweetness of the strawberries and whip cream in a surprising manner
McFarland Blvd, Tuscaloosa AL — (205) 248-7500
Hooligans Restaurant Two words: Mint Sweet Tea.
Cypress Inn Restaurant Smoked chicken with white barbecue sauce
Rama Jama's Tastes like your mom's home cooking (if you grew up in the south). Go for lunch one day after class, it's like going home for a home cooked meal.
Mr. Chen's Chinese Restaurant 1. The wait staff is very nice and friendly. 2. Try all the teas! 3. The roast duck is wonderful, plentiful, and not costly! 4. Check out the grocery store!
514 14th St, Tuscaloosa AL — (205) 343-6889
Newk's Express Cafe To go boxes are under the round table.
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