Home > Missions > Civil Works > Recreation > Black Warrior & Tombigbee (BWT) Lakes > Camping


The Black Warrior & Tombigbee Lakes offers a wide variety of camping opportunities that range from primitive camping to Class "A" camping and group camping.

There are different charges for overnight camping for each class of park. Parties who have paid a camping fee are exempt from any additional charges for day use activities. Group camping fees are based on the facilities available within the group site. There is a small additional charge for sites with electric, water or sewer hookups, or those sites which are designated as prime sites within a specific park.

The Corps of Engineers camping fee program was established under the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, supplemented by Public Law 92-347, and amended by Public Law 93-81, Public Law 93-303, and Public Law 103-66. The law provides for the charging of special recreation use fees at designated Federal recreation areas. Fees will be charged by the Corps of Engineers in three categories of camping areas.

Class "A" campgrounds - are those having flush restrooms, showers, paved roads, sanitary disposal stations, designated tent or trailer spaces, refuse containers, and potable water.

Class "B" areas - have similar facilities with the exception that flush toilets or showers are not provided.

Class "C" areas - are those having basic sanitary facilities, designated tent or trailer spaces, refuse containers, and potable water.