Description

Like a mosaic of stained glass, Payne Lake Recreation Area is refracted by rays of differentiating colors—”colors” being recreational activities in this metaphor. Smeared by two swimming beaches and brushed by miles of nature trails, Payne Lake Recreation Area is a natural canvass worth taking a second-, third-look at. However, it should be noted that it’s eastern campground is closed, for the time being.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
56 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Payne Lake Recreation Area.

Forest
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Scherry
Scherry D.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2020

Camped here November 2019. Arrived late and set up in the dark. Woke up to discover I was parked by the lake with a view of reflecting fall foliage and mist. Gorgeous location, not many people in Nov. as temps in early morning were low 30s. Hookups included water and electric and there was dump station. (Also tent camping.) Individual shower rooms had good hot water. Only stayed 3 days because temps were dropping to 20s.

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Hipcamper Mandi M.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2018
Park
Talladega National Forest
State
Alabama
Country
United States
Phone Number
205-926-9765
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
32.887° N, 87.443° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 56 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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