Getting to Know the Trimble Community
Roughly midway between Birmingham and Huntsville, on the northeastern branch of Lewis Smith Lake, lies the small community of Trimble. If you love waterfront living, then you will definitely love it here. The area has a variety of options in lake houses and lakefront properties, making it ideal for those in the market for a vacation home or who want to make the permanent move to a place that’s only a hop, skip and jump away from the water. Trimble is also just 10 miles southwest from downtown Cullman and is near other communities such as Good Hope, Hanceville, Loretto, Logan, and Bremen. The I-65 is only around 7 miles to the east.
Areas of Interest –
Smith Lake Park –
The region’s favorite campground, Smith Lake Park is right on the lake and boasts over 260 sites, including 61 tent sites, 5 water and electric sites, and 199 full-service ones. It also has 9 cabins, 8 pavilions, a fishing pier and boat launch, playgrounds, a pool, and a large stage. Open year-round, it is a popular spot not just for camping, boating, swimming and fishing, but also for bird watching, hiking and biking.
Speegle’s Marina & Campground. –
An RV park and campground with a convenient lakefront location, Speegle’s boasts a public boat launch (with 4 launch ramps) and dry boat storage facilities. Its RV sites offer full hook up services and there’s a fully stocked RV supply and convenience store onsite as well.
Trimble also has easy access to the William B. Bankhead National Forest, one of only four national forests in Alabama. Cascading waterfalls, miles and miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, and the 150-foot, 500-year-old Big Tree – the biggest poplar in Alabama – not to mention Sipsey Fork, the state’s only National Wild and Scenic River, are all just over half an hour’s drive away.