Service Park sits on the shores of 97-mile-long Coffeeville Lake, the third largest lake on the Black Warrior- Tombigbee reservoir system and the last reservoir on the Tombigbee River before it reaches the Gulf of Mexico. Service Park’s campground offers 32 sites with electrical and water hook-ups, showers, and clothes- washing facilities. If you’d prefer a more rustic camping experience, you’ll find primitive camping sites in the area, as well as seven day-use areas around the lake. You can fish from shore for catfish, white perch, bass, and bream, or launch your boat on the lake. Nearby Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge encompasses some 4,000 acres of Coffeeville Lake, creating a haven for wildlife, wildlife viewing, and hunting. A marshy slough behind the Service Park picnic area attracts shorebird species and offers a lovely avantage point from which to watch the river.
Directions, Service Park Road is on the north side of Hwy 84 approximately 2 1/2 miles west of the Coffeeville, AL river bridge. GPS Coordinates of the park attendant’s house is N31.751528,W88.145722.
Source: Alabama Black Belt Nature and Heritage Trail, a publication of the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel