Foscue Creek Park
Foscue Creek Park is located at Demopolis, AL on the forested lake shore of Demopolis Lake, the largest lake on the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway. This beautiful park is managed by the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers. It has 54 campsites, all of which are equipped with electric and water hookups, impact pad, picnic table, lantern holder, and fire ring with grill.. In addition to these amenities campsites 1-10 and 16-54 also provide sewer hookups. Campsites are spacious, private and located near or close to the water. Shower/restroom facilities are conveniently located in the park along with the following amenities: dump station, coin-operated laundry, playgrounds, walking trails, park attendant, picnic shelters, courtesy dock, and boat ramp with security lighting.
Foscue Creek Park is situated on the banks of Demopolis Lake in a triangular shape, narrowing from the open short-grass fields near the entrance gate, to wildflower and short brushy meadows near the crossing roads that lead to the campsites. Bird this area for a variety of sparrows, particularly in the cooler months, and for Eastern Bluebirds and wrens. Loggerhead Shrikes are often seen here throughout the year and American Kestrels hunt the open fields from late fall through early spring. Search the edges of the fields for soaring hawks.
Beyond the gatehouse and the crossing roads for the campgrounds, the main road leads north to mixed hardwood bottomland forest. The woods are draped in Spanish moss and Northern Parulas are abundant from March through September. Great Crested and Acadian Flycatchers, Orchard Orioles, Indigo Buntings, American Redstarts, and a variety of vireos breed here. Hooded Warblers and Wood Thrushes are well-distributed in the understory. Red-shouldered Hawks and Barred Owls are easily located in these woods year-round. Red-bellied, Downy, and Red-headed Woodpeckers are common. Pileated Woodpeckers are present, too, but less numerous. Learn more about birding this Alabama Birding Trail site here.
Directions: From Demopolis, Alabama, drive three miles west on U.S. Highway 80, and turn right at Maria Street. Go approximately two miles and follow signs to the campground entrance.
GPS: 32.512838 -87.87181
Foscue Creek Park Campground
1800 Lock and Dam Road
Demopolis, AL 36732
Photos courtesy Rural Southwest Alabama and Alabama Birding Trails1900 Lock and Dam Road, Demopolis, AL 36732