Tennessee River Camping

New for 2017: Cabins!

WHEELER LAKE CAMPGROUND at Mallard Creek is the perfect place to spend the day, night or the entire summer, whether you like to water ski, kayak, sail, fish, swim, hike, photograph nature, picnic, birdwatch or camp. Our campground, located on Wheeler Reservoir operated by the Tenneesee Valley Authority, is home to a myriad of recreational opportunities.

Formerly known as the Mallard Creek Campground, we reopened in 2013 as a private campground. The campground, a KOA, is located directly on the banks of Joe Wheeler Lake and Mallard Creek, connecting to the Tennessee River. We offer full service RV sites, deluxe cabins, concrete boat ramp, and expansive day use facility with beach access.

Wheeler Lake Campground is located in the Mallard Creek Recreational Area near Decatur in North Central Alabama. For specific directions to our campground, click here.

Our gated camp site area features approximately 56 RV sites with electric and water hookups and three deluxe cabins with screen porch and deck. A campground store and laundry facility is located at the entrance to the campground.


Day Use Area

Just past the campground entrance, our Day Use Area begins with a large paved parking lot. On the lakefront, there is a children's playground with slides, climbing bars, and tire swing. Picnic tables with park-style charcoal grills are scattered underneath the shade trees, and a sandy beach is located at the edge of the swim area on the lake. Borrow from the campground store badminton and croquet equipment. For rental, we have novelty-type bikes, canoes and kayaks. Restroom facilities are located between the pavilion and the swim area. For your convenience, there is another paved parking lot beside the boat launch ramp.

Wheeler Lake Campground has a handi-cap accessible Group Pavilion that offers a large and several small charcoal grills, electrical outlets, and lots of seating space. This pavilion is also available to rent for private parties. Stop by the campground store to make inquiry.

Open March 1 - November 30

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Wheeler Lake KOA
at Mallard Creek

44 County Road 443
Hillsboro, AL 35643


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