People tend to check in during these times:
Visit the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival each Memorial Day Weekend and the large Civil War Re-enactment each Labor Day Weekend. Also, year-round camping & golf, & a water park in summer.
If you are in Alabama, go to this park. Have an amazing water park with water slides and an olympic size pool. Ice skating for the winter , camping site, walking trail, lots of activities year round
Partial access is available to Wheeler Lake, at the turnoff past the soccer field. Looks like it could accommodate launching for canoes and small rafts, if local regulations permit.