Time to Play
In addition to the top-notch options and locations for hosting your business, Bibb County also offers ample opportunities for recreation and spending quality time with your families. Our natural sites offer some of the most gorgeous views and great opportunities to see unique plants and wildlife. There are many natural and historic sites in the county that are must-see locations!
The Little Cahaba River and Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
Named “one of the nation’s ten best float fishing streams” by Field and Stream Magazine for its spotted bass, redeye bass, bluegill, catfish, pickerel, and walleye, the Little Cahaba is an idyllic 18-mile river that joins up with the main Cahaba River south of the National Wildlife Refuge. The Cahaba River has more than 100 species of fish!
The Wildlife Refuge is home to one of the largest populations of then endangered rocky shoal spider lilies — the subject of the annual Cahaba Lily Festival in West Blocton.
There are a number of locations for canoeing or paddling along the river as well. Check out the link to the Cahaba River Society for more information on guided canoeing trips. https://cahabariversociety.org/outings
Click here to see a more detailed map from Cahaba River Society.
Bibb County Lake
The 100-acre Bibb County Lake offers many activities throughout the year including, fishing, hiking, picnics, and more. Stocked fish include largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, and crappie.
- Boat ramp
- Fishing pier ** ADA Compliant **
- Concessions (Bait, tackle, and snacks) ** ADA Compliant **
- Pavilion ** ADA Compliant **
Hours of Operation. Open sunrise to sunset:
February 1 – June 30: Open six days each week. Closed Mondays.
July 1 – December 17: Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.
December 18 – January 31: Closed.
Contact lake manager for information on possible limited night fishing.
Directions: 7-1/2 miles north of Centreville off Alabama Hwy. 5 in Walter Owens Park. From Centreville at US Hwy 82, take Alabama Hwy. 5 north for 7-1/2 miles, then left on Fishing Lake Road to lake.
Piper Interpretive Trail
If you’re looking for another hiking trail along the Cahaba River, check out the Piper Interpretive Trail — a 2.5 mile trail (out and back) that runs along an old railroad route through the Wildlife Refuge.
Much of the trail is a six-foot-wide gravel path — with several benches along the way — so it’s easy to walk and see the scenic views of the river.
Directions: From Birmingham, take Interstate 20 West/59 South to Highway 5 South at Exit 97. Turn left off the ramp, go three miles and turn left on Highway 5 South. Drive 7.5 miles and take a left at the flashing caution light onto Bibb County 24. Go six miles, cross the Cahaba River Bridge, continue half a mile and take the first right into the parking area.
Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park
Bibb County is full of history and is a great place if you want to see some historical sites. At the Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park, you’ll be able to see the remnants of a furnace built in 1862 — that towered 60 feet tall.
This is a great place for camping, special events or just a picnic! The park includes hiking and nature trails, primitive and improved camp sites and modern RV pads with water and electricity. There are fire rings and grills in the park for campers to use as well as a swimming pool during the summer.
The park also has rustic log cabins from the 1800s available for rental. All cabins have a furnished kitchen, living room with a functional fireplace, bathroom and heating and air conditioning. One rack of firewood is furnished with each cabin rental during the cooler months.
Stewart-Wheeler Baseball Park
The property the park is built on was donated to the City of Centreville by the Stewart-Wheeler family. The City leased the land to Cahaba Sports which is a non-profit organization that built the park and assist the South Bibb Dixie Youth board with maintaining the park. Opened for play in March 2014.
- Weed controlled Bermuda on outfields
- Sub Surface drainage on all infields
- Lighting on all fields substantially exceeding minimum youth field requirements
- Electronic Scoreboards on all fields
- Covered Dugouts
- Concessions Stands with Covered Area for Shade
- VIP area on second level of Main Concession
- Picnic Tables throughout.
- Entire complex side walked and surfaced with professional landscaping
- Ample parking