River Delta Marina & Campground
2350 Dead Lake Marina Road
Creola, AL 36525
For more information,
Parks Operations Coordinator
The River Delta & Campground provides access to the beautiful, pristine ecosystem of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Located in Creola, it was purchased by the Mobile County Commission with $1 million in Coastal Impact grant funds and extensively upgraded in early 2012. Facilities and features include RV camping, cabin rentals, playground, bath house, laundry, lake fishing, river fishing, launch ramp, covered and uncovered boat slip rentals, bait and tackle, limited groceries.
The campground contains 60 full hook-up RV sites and 4 primitive cabins. Registered campers have free access to the following:
- Laundry Facility
- In-ground swimming pool
- Nature Walk
- Boat Launch
- Pier Fishing
- Two ponds and a lake stocked with bluegill and bass
Reservations are accepted for RV, cabin rentals and in-water boat slips. Reservations may be obtained by phone and walk-ins accepted between 6AM - 4PM only. No reservations or walk-ins accepted after 4:00p.m. There is a $40.00 cash deposit fee required for RV camping and cabin rentals, refundable upon no damage to property or rules/regulations violation. Deposit due at check-in.
Rates Are As Follows:
|Large Boat Slips||N/A||N/A||$100|
|Covered Small Boat Slips||N/A||N/A||$20|
|Un-Covered Small Boat Slips||N/A||N/A||$20|
Payments Accepted: Cash, Check, or Money Order
Discounts: 10% Senior Citizens discount on RV and Cabin rentals only.
Rates Are As Follows:
1 - 100 persons
|$85||$20(non-refundable)||6AM - 10PM|
|Welcome Center w/out kitchen
1 - 40 persons
|$85||$50 (refundable)||6AM - 10PM|
|Welcome Center with kitchen
1 -40 persons
|$150||$250 (refundable)||6AM - 10PM|
|Jon Boat Rental||$20||(Paddles and PFDs included)||6AM-3:30PM|
Deposit required in order to hold reservation. Deposit refundable upon no damage to property or rules/regulations violation.
Printable Documents:River Delta Brochure
Swimming Pool Rules and Regulations
Cabin Rules and Regulations
Printable Rental Agreements:Welcome Center
Most of the activities at the marina center around the excellent fishing available in Dead Lake and the adjacent Mobile/Tensaw Delta. Bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, and striped bass are the most sought after species in the upper delta, while saltwater fish such as flounder, speckled trout, white trout, redfish, drum, and sheepshead can be caught in the lower delta and Mobile Bay. The marina property borders the 50,000+ acres of the Mobile/Tensaw wildlife management area recently acquired by the state. Excellent hunting exists here for such game animals as deer, ducks, turkey, rabbit, raccoon, and squirrel. Wild hogs are abundant in the area and many people hunt them with dogs or by stalking. A game area permit, available from the courthouse or the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as well as the River Delta Ranger Stations, is required in addition to a regular hunting license.
Fishing Rates Are As Follows:
|Pier Fishing (Adults)||$2.00|
|Pier Fishing (Children)
10 years and under
(Small or Large Boats)
Hundreds of miles of historic rivers, creeks and bayous await your exploration, with ancient Indian mounds looming out of the dense forest in places. Skiing, wake boarding and other water sport activities are popular on the larger rivers. The rivers also have sand bars that are a good place to stretch your legs or have a picnic with family or friends. Nature lovers can launch their own personal canoes to sneak up on wary animals and view rare and beautiful birds such as osprey, pileated woodpeckers, wood ducks, and even an occasional majestic bald eagle. Alligators are a common sight in remote areas and are fascinating to watch as they glide silently along, submerging and surfacing like living submarines. Also, small jon boats can be rented for fishing at a cost of $20 daily. Swimming is not recommended in these places!!!
Boat slip accommodations for vessels 40 feet or smaller may be arranged to dock overnight for $20. Security guards are on duty from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. a day to watch over the boat docks and the campground area.
The marina has recently become a stop on the statewide Bartram Canoe Trail which will soon have floating camping platforms along its path so that canoeists can travel the entire length of the state along its waterways. We are very excited about the enormous potential for new outdoor recreation opportunities that the acquisition of the marina has opened up. Alabama is blessed with the second highest diversity of plants and animals in the entire nation. Give us a call, or better yet, give us a visit, and experience for yourself what the wilder side of our great and beautiful state has to offer.