Lake Lurleen State Park is is located 9 miles northwest of Northport, Alabama. The stunning 1,625-acre park is a scenic retreat on the banks of Lake Lurleen and offers recreation opportunities year round. The park is named for the late Lurleen Burns Wallace , a former Governor of Alabama and wife of the late George C. Wallace, also a Governor of Alabama and presidential candidate. She remains the only female Governor in Alabama state history. The park features 23-miles of multi-use trails ranging from easy to moderate for use by both hikers and bikers alike. The 250-acre lake is stocked with largemouth bass, bream, catfish and crappie perfect for any angler looking for a good catch. During the summer, cool off in the swimming area or camp out for a relaxing weekend in the multiple campgrounds.