Lawrence County, Alabama residents enjoy a multitude of recreational options. For the outdoor enthusiasts, Lawrence County offers hiking, canoeing, hunting and other outdoor activities in the Bankhead National Forest and the Sipsey Wilderness. The county also offers many cultural and art events, as well sporting events and facilities.

Golf Courses

Deer Run Golf Course
Located in Moulton, Deer Run Golf Course is a par 72 course with a course rating of 70.9 and a slope rating of 119. The 18-hole regulation length course also features a driving range, clubhouse, gift shop and snack bar.

Valley Landing Golf Course
Conveniently located in the Industrial AirPark in Courtland, the Valley Landing Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72 championship course. The course rating is 73.1 and has a slope rating of 130. The course also features a practice green, driving range, full-service clubhouse, pro shop, deli and meeting rooms.

The Shoals Golf Club - Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
Located in nearby Muscle Shoals, Alabama, The Shoals features two 18-hole championship courses and is part of the famed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The Fighting Joe golf course has a course rating of 78.7 and a slope rating of 138. The Schoolmaster course covers nearly 8,000 yards and has a par of 72.


Bankhead National Forest
Spanning across 180,000 acres of land in Northwestern Alabama, the Bankhead National Forest has four main recreation areas offering outdoor activities such as hiking, primitive camping, swimming, canoeing and horseback riding. The forest is also home to the Sipsey Wilderness, also known as the “Land of a Thousand Waterfalls”.

Doublehead Resort and Lodge
The Doublehead Resort and Lodge is located on 1,100 acres of wildlife preserve overlooking Wilson Lake. The resort has white sand beaches, a swimming pool, boat rentals, horseback riding, hunting (including professional guides), and fishing.

Jesse Owens Memorial Park
Every year top runners from around the nation gather at the Jesse Owens Memorial Park for the annual Jesse Owens Cross Country Classic. The park was established to honor the life of the Olympic gold-medalist and includes a replica of his home.

Joe Wheeler State Park
Situated on the banks of Wheeler Lake north of Lawrence County, the Joe Wheeler State Park features a modern marina, lodge, convention center, 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, boat launches and swimming areas.

Cultural / Historical

Historic Courtland
Courtland, Alabama contains more than 100 historical buildings, homes and sites dating from the early 1820s to 1938. Architectural highlights include homes from the Victorian and Colonial Revival eras. Guided walking tours of the historic town are available through Ms. Jane’s Antiques, located in downtown Courtland.

The Oakville Indian Mounds Park & Museum
The Oakville Indian Mounds Park and Museum features a 1.8 acre ceremonial mound that stands 27 feet high, as well as a second ceremonial mound. The park is also home to an educational center and includes a portion of the Black Warrior’s Path / Mitchell Trace, which was once used as a removal route for 2,500 Creek Indians.

Pond Spring
Formerly known as the General Joe Wheeler Home, Pond Spring celebrates the life of “Fighting Joe” Wheeler of the Confederate Army and later the U.S. Army during the Spanish American War. The grounds and several outbuildings are available for group tours by appointment.

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12001 Alabama Highway 157
Moulton, AL 35650
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Bankhead National Forest, Sipsey Wilderness in Lawrence County, AL

Bankhead National Forest, Sipsey Wilderness in Lawrence County, AL
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