William B. Bankhead National Forest

About an hour drive northwest of Birmingham you will discover Lewis Smith Lake.  It is the perfect location for water sports, an afternoon picnic, or a relaxing camping escape for the weekend.  Bring a friend, your family, or the whole gang.  There are day-use, overnight, and water sports facilities for individuals and groups.  We operate two areas along the shoreline of the lake.  Select a ranger district below to read about our campgrounds and reserve a campsite.

Bankhead Ranger District