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Rocky Branch Day Use Park

Black Warrior And Tombigbee Lakes



Rocky Branch Day Use Park is located on the shores of Holt Lake, part of the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities such as boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking and picnicking. There are 88 picnic sites, grills, two reservable shelters, an improved and maintained swim beach, a boat ramp and a seasonal day use facility. With mixed pine and hardwood forests and abundant wildlife, Rocky Branch is the perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors.


Rocky Branch Day use park is located on Holt Lake on the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway northeast of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The facility is in a beautiful forest along the shoreline, providing day-use visitors with access to water sports, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and biking.


Day Users can explore the lake shore using the hiking trail as well as the swim beach. There are numerous picnic tables and grills to choose from as well as 2 reservable shelters for picnicking. 


Rocky Branch has 88 picnic sites to choose from with grills nearby. Two group shelters with grills, a water born bathroom as well as an improved and maintained swim beach available for users. 

Natural Features

Holt Lake was created by the damming of the Black Warrior River. The campground is situated amidst a mixed pine and hardwood forest, which displays colorful foliage along the riverbanks each fall. Deer, squirrel, wild turkey, migratory birds and blue birds, all live in the Holt Lake area. The Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway consists of six lakes with a total length of 457 miles and 39,800 surface acres of water. Temperatures range from the 80s to 90s from April through September, and annual rainfall averages about 60 inches.

Nearby Attractions

Boat ramp available year round is adjacent to seasonal day use facilities. 


Between 06/09/2021 and 09/06/2021 this location is staffed. Please call (205) 388-2458 to speak with local staff. From 09/07/2021 to 05/27/2022 this location is unstaffed. Please call (205) 553-9373 for general information.
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