- The park is named after Alabama's only woman governor, Lurleen B. Wallace. This 1,625-acre park is a scenic lakeside retreat that is situated on the banks of a 250-acre lake.
Recreation - Visitors may bring personal boats or rent one from the park to pursue a fun-filled day at the lake. This park offers fishing, boating, hiking and picnicking.
Climate - The climate of Alabama's lowlands can be described as subtropical with nearly 60 inches of rain each year. The highest amount of rain reaches the region as afternoon thunderstorms in July, August and September. Summers are extremely hot and humid with temperatures frequently reaching above 100 degrees F. Summer nights cool slightly and provide a good time to travel through the region.
Winter temperatures are mild, rarely dipping below 40 degrees with the humidity level at its lowest in November and December. Spring and fall are very pleasant times to visit the region. Spring brings mild temperatures and blooming trees and flowers. During the fall temperatures range from 65 to 85 degrees F with low humidity levels. Northern Alabama is generally cooler than the south due to its higher elevations.
Lake Lurleen State Park is located 12 miles northwest of Tuscaloosa.