Nothing says summer like grabbing a kayak or intertube and floating lazily down a peaceful spring. For nature enthusiasts, the Heart of Dixie has several great rivers to choose from. However, for endless hours of fun on the river, look no further than Big Wills Creek in Alabama.

Situated in the small town of Attalla, north of Birmingham, this serene creek has long been an epicenter for summer fun in Central Alabama. The site contains a campground and cabins for those who are looking for a weekend getaway.

Once you hit the campgrounds, you will want to stay here for the weekend for one simple reason, the creek.

This isn't your regular-old muddy river. It's perfect for maxing-and-relaxing on a warm and humid Alabama summer day. Whether you want to take your tube or go kayaking, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Big Wills.

The creek streams about a mile long through some of the prettiest lush woods in this part of Alabama. Yes, it's not a long creek, but no one should judge a waterway by its size. Big Wills is a gorgeous nature escape for those looking for the perfect lazy river experience.

There are a ton of opportunities to flex your Instagram game here. Take a selfie while on the water recliner of choice or in the big pink chair that's large enough to fit your entire crew and then some.

During the summer, Big Wills Creek can get pretty congested, so plan on either getting here early in the morning or pitch a tent for a three-day stay. Then take your tube or kayak, and indulge in relaxation. 

After the year Alabamians have endured so far, kayaking Big Wills Creek will be the perfect getaway from the hustle-and-bustle of life.

Big Wills Creek 

Price: $10 per person for a single float, $19.50 per person for an all-day float

Address: 2075 Hwy. 77, Attalla, AL 

Why you should go: This is no ordinary creek as it provides one of the best lazy rivers in the Heart of Dixie. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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