Hunting: looking for the perfect spot, try our exclusive hunting location's for your next excursion.

RV Hook Ups:Most of the campsites offer full access for RV's, campers and trailers. There are Bath Houses, Electrical and Water Hook-ups, Camp stores for every day needs not to mention, Tackle & Bait Shops.

Swimming: If you and your family are looking for a great swim area, look no further and pick from one of our locations

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Outdoor Fun

Whether you're 8 or 48, there is plenty of fun in the sun excitement for the entire family. BCDA offers Luxury Cabins, Fishing, Boating, Swimming & Camping.


Known for our great crappie & Bass fishing, we have several locations with boat ramps and docks that allow any one the opportunity to catch that Big One.

  Campground Locations

Elliott Branch

325 Elliott Branch Road, Hodges, AL. 35571

Camp Manager: Ed Cummings      256-627-1538


170 Slickrock Camp Road, Russellville, AL 35653

Camp Manager: Donna Lawrence     205-412-6503

Williams Hollow

585 Williams Hollow Road, Russellville, AL 35653

Camp Manager: Reynold Fredrick     256-412-7564

Horseshoe Bend

2355 Horseshoe Bend Road, Hodges, AL 35571

Camp Manager: Ricky Parrish     205-412-2430

Piney Point

2696 Highway 37, Vina, AL 35593  

Camp Manager: Terri Rhoden     256-436-3018

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Fishing Tournaments: Test your skills and get a thrill in one of the many tournaments taking place in our award winning lakes.

Camping: looking for outdoor fun, try one of several campground locations. available at all 5 locations

The Bear Creek Floatway is considered one of the best trips a canoeist can take in Alabama. Releases from Upper Bear Reservoir are made to provide adequate flow on all weekends and holidays, Memorial Day thru Labor Day. 

Fishing: Fishing in one of the BCDA's many lakes is ranked among the top in the country. Over 8000 acres, the clean waters provide large & small mouth as well as crappie and channel catfish.       

Things To Do

Bear Creek Floatway

Pavilions are available for rent at Elliott Branch and Slickrock by calling the BCDA office.

Pricing is as follows

10 am - 4 pm for $20 -  or - 4 pm - 10 pm for $20

10 am - 10 pm for $40

Cabin Rentals: Rent one of our cabins at our Elliott Branch facility with your entire family or simply your spouse.

To check for campsite availabilities, please call camp managers.

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Boating:Spend a relaxing day boating on the calm waters or go for the thrill of water-skiing, tubing or jet-skiing available at all 5 locations