Roland Cooper State Park offers excellent fishing opportunities on Dannelly Reservoir in southwest Alabama. The park features furnished cabins, improved campsites, and primitive tent camping options. It is a birdwatcher’s paradise and a stop on Alabama’s Black Belt Birding Trail, with various bird species, including bald eagles and osprey. Nearby attractions include Gee’s Bend, known for its celebrated quilts. The park provides easy access to Montgomery, Mobile, and Selma for additional shopping and dining options.
The fishing at Roland Cooper is excellent. Dannelly Reservoir, also known as Millers Ferry, offers some of the best fishing in southwest Alabama. With ample populations of game fish in the lake, anglers should be pleased with their chances of landing a keeper. The park also provides boat launching facilities and hosts fishing tournaments throughout the year.
Access to the Alabama River and the abundant forested surroundings make Roland Cooper State Park a birder’s paradise. In fact, Roland Cooper is a featured stop on Alabama’s Black Belt Birding Trail. Various raptors, waterfowl and songbirds are common. Bald eagles and osprey are present most of the year.
Roland Cooper State Park offers a variety of overnight accommodations including six furnished two-bedroom cabins (one is dog friendly) and 47 improved campsites. Amenities include picnic tables, grills, water, 30-amp electrical and sewer hook ups. Tent camping is available on 13 primitive sites as well. Dumping stations and trash containers are easily accessible; all campers have easy access to nearby bathrooms and showers.
To make cabin and campground reservations call 334-682-4838 or visit the Vista Recreation website.
With Montgomery, Mobile and Selma within a two-hour drive, visitors will have lots of shopping and dining options while traveling to and from the park. Another point of interest in the area is Gee’s Bend, which was featured in the Emmy Award winning Alabama Public Television documentary “The Quilt makers of Gee’s Bend.” The film focuses on local quilters who produce internationally celebrated quilts.
Visitor fees range from $1 to $2 per person, and boat launch fees are included with admission.