Payne Lake

County: Bibb, Hale  |   Attraction Types: Birding Trail, Outdoor Recreation, Park

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Talladega National Forest, Moundville, AL 35474

Payne Lake could be described as a microcosm of the Oakmulgee National Forest, with its mixed hardwood-pine forest, cattail swamp and rolling hills in close proximity.   Primitive and RV camping, swimming, biking and hiking opportunities are tucked conveniently away in the heart of the Talladega National Forest. The campground hugs the picturesque lakeshore, offering a tranquil setting, hookups, boating, swimming and bank fishing, 1.5-mile trail and two sandy beaches along with offering excellent birding along the West Alabama Birding Trail.

In Centreville, AL, at the intersection of US Rt. 82 and State Rt. 25/6, take Rt.  25 west 3.9 miles to an intersection with State Rt. 5.  Turn left onto Rt. 5 and  go south 5.9 miles to Rt. 25/Payne Lake Rd. Turn right onto Rt. 25 and go  16.2 miles to Payne Lake National Forest Recreation Area sign.  Turn right sign at sign into campground.

Address: County Road 71, Moundville, AL 35474
Phone: (205) 926-9765
Latitude: 32.8805655 | Longitude: -87.446861
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