Lake Nicol


Located one short drive (20 minutes or less!) from downtown Tuscaloosa, Lake Nicol is the perfect spot for locals and visitors who are seeking outdoor activities in Tuscaloosa. Offering plenty of outdoor activities and scenic views, it is definitely a spot to see!

Lake Nicol is an attractive, easily accessible, well-maintained, and popular wooded park on a substantial lake. This lake is relatively small, but packs a big punch with its cliff views and its fun in the sun and aquatic activities! While its swimming holes are a crowd-pleaser, Lake Nicol is also known as a great beginner’s spot for those who want to canoe, kayak, paddleboard, and fish.

Lake Nicol offers hiking trails, several benches, grills to use, a small boat ramp, and much more.

Lake Nicol
Cliff views at Lake Nicol
4409 Nicol Park Rd Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 Get Directions