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Lake Tholocco Lodging

Situated on a 676.8 acre lake on the Northwest Perimeter of Fort Novosel, Lake Tholocco Lodging transports guests to a world of rustic luxury amid the wilderness that flanks the Home of Army Aviation.

Enjoy a breathtaking sunrise from the Singing Pines Cabins on West Beach or experience a splendid sunset from the East Beach Cabins.  
Our cabin features include:

  •     2  bedrooms cabins available
  •     Furnished
  •     Fully-equipped kitchen
  •     Front porch
  •     Spacious screened-in back porch

All cabins come furnished with a full kitchen, and 32-inch flat screen television, complete with satellite and complimentary wireless internet access.

Friday & Saturday stay has a two night minimum. (no exceptions) 

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Lake Lodging Brochure



Lake Tholocco Lodging

The Hospitality Team at Lake Tholocco Lodging looks forward to welcoming you home to Fort Novosel, Alabama and the magnificent Lake Tholocco!

Situated on a 676.8 acre lake on the Northwest Perimeter of Fort Novosel, Lake Tholocco Lodging transports guests to a world of rustic luxury amid the wilderness that flanks the Home of Army Aviation.

Enjoy a breathtaking sunrise from the Singing Pines Cabins on West Beach or experience a splendid sunset from the East Beach Cabins.  Our cabin features include: 2 bedrooms; furnished, fully-equipped kitchens; front porches, and spacious screened-in back porch picnic areas. All cabins come furnished with full kitchen, 32-inch flat screen televisions, complete with satellite and, and complimentary wireless internet access (due to the surrounding trees internet and cell phone service will go in and out). Also available on Lake Tholocco is the RV Park & Family Campground located just past Singing Pines, at the end of a beautifully paved forest trail. The RV Park features 18 Long-term Sites and 30 Short-term Sites, 4 Tent Camping Sites, and 1 Yurt.  All lodging options offer amazing views of our beautiful Lake Tholocco.

Whatever your heart desires – romantic getaway or Family vacation –  count on Lake Tholocco Lodging to make your Fort Novosel stay a memorable one.

Lake activities and local attractions

Boating, water skiing, hiking, biking, and swimming are among the favorite sports at the lake, which boasts excellent fishing and hunting opportunities as well. Lake Tholocco Lodging is convenient to the Army Aviation Museum, Silver Wings Golf Club, The Flightline and many other local attractions. We focus on making sure we provide our guests with all they need for a successful and pleasant visit to Fort Novosel ! We truly appreciate those who protect and defend America’s Freedom and our professional team is committed to ensuring you enjoy the very best in customer service with a gracious dose of Southern Hospitality.


Lake Tholocco swimming area is open Friday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m. 

*For more information please call Outdoor Recreation (334)255-4305*

Guest Services Information

Book your reservation today by calling or visiting the Lake Tholocco Lodging office, located in the Outdoor Recreation Service Center! Reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance. We do not take reservations by e-mail request. Reservations must be made in person or by telephone at +1 (334)255-4234. Lake Lodging cannot guarantee which side of the Lake guests will be placed on, nor a specific cabin until the day of arrival.

All Lake Tholocco Lodging is available to Authorized Patrons on a first come first served basis, with no Priority of Patron policy in place. (With the exception of the 3-Bedroom Facility.) Authorized Patrons are Military, active or retired, or DoD Civilian. Lodging is open to the general public only through sponsorship by an authorized patron.

Lodging is primarily for recreational use only and official use is discouraged. However, official use lodging will be allowed if vacancy is available and length of stay falls within the maximum stay guidelines. A transient guest relationship exists and occupants do not have the same rights as a tenant/landlord relationship. Guests must be 18 years or older to register.

Payment Options

  • Cash
  • Check (10 Day hold on all checks, no refunds available until check clears the bank
  • Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, or American Express
    *Photo ID is required with all payment types.
Guest Services Available
  • Laundry Room (Engineer Beach Recreational Facility)
  • Ice for sale at Lodging Office
  • Rollaway Beds
  • Baby Cribs
  • Gazebos and Picnic Areas

A reservation may be canceled up to 48 hours prior to the arrival date, or 48 hours prior to the desired departure date for early departures, without financial penalty.  The only exception to this policy is a sudden change to active duty military orders.

A guest who fails to show up for a reservation will be charged the first night’s stay, and any remaining nights will be canceled automatically at 10 a.m. the morning after arrival date. Guests who do not wish to forfeit the remaining nights of their reservation will have until 10 a.m. to call and confirm the remaining nights, however they will be responsible for paying for the no show fee at check-in.

Absolutely no reservations, cancellations, or alterations to existing reservations will be accepted via email. Patrons must call the Lake Tholocco Lodging Office during business hours.

Wounded Warrior Retreat by the Lake

The retreat (cabin) is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom, ADA accessible cabin available for use by Wounded Warriors and Wounded Veterans.

  • Priority 1 - AW2: No Fee
  • Priority 2 : Half Price
  • Priority 3: Full Price

Call our office for pricing and eligibility requirements call our office for pricing and eligibility requirements.



  • Priority 1 - AW2: AW2 -an Active Duty Soldier that has been classified by the medical profession to be a Wounded Warrior. Wounded Veteran with severe injuries limiting mobility.
  • Priority 2 : Active Duty Soldier with a physically disabled family member.
  • Priority 3: Authorized patron with a physically disabled family member/guest.

Wounded Warrior/Wounded Veteran Clarification: US Service Members (active, national guard, reserve), active duty personnel assigned to a DoD Wounded Warrior Program (ie USA WTC or MEDCOM WTU, USMC WWR, etc), and Veterans who have a disability resulting from a wound, injury, or disease received in the line of duty. Participating Wounded Veterans are or have been affiliated with the Department of Defense (DoD) Wounded Warrior Programs such as US Army (USA) Warrior Transition Command (WTC) and Medical Command (MEDCOM) Warrior Transition Units (WTU), US Marine Corps (USMC) Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR), and other DoD or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical treatment facilities or programs.

Click here a complete listing of available Wounded Warrior Recreation Equipment

Cabins of Lake Tholocco

Prepare to witness the most beautiful sunrise in Alabama! The Singing Pines Cabins offer a stunning, panoramic view of beautiful Lake Tholocco. The 676.8-acre lake is full of life and activity. The grounds surrounding the lake offer picnic areas, playground equipment and walking areas. There are also many recreational activities available such as boating, water skiing, swimming, and fishing. Boat slips are conveniently located for Singing Pines Guest use. Visit Outdoor Recreation for more recreational opportunities.

Singing Pines Cabins include: 2 bedrooms with Queen beds, 1 bath; fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, stove, and microwave; furnished living space including satellite TV and WiFi. ADA accommodations are available by request.

We have a limited number of pet-friendly cabins available at additional cost. Please contact the lodging facility for more information if you plan to bring a pet, as pets are only allowed in our pet-friendly cabins. Pets are defined as dogs and cats. No exotic pets allowed, nor reptiles or rodents.


 Rate Information  

  • 2 BR Cabins - $120 per night for all ranks 

Maximum length of stay is 14 days. Weekend Nights (Fri./Sat.) 2 night minimum (must take both). Rates are subject to change.Photo Contest-01.jpg

RV Park & Campground

Lake Tholocco

Come relax with us and experience nature’s charm, just minutes from Fort Novosel’s Main Post – close enough to commute, but far enough away to escape the every day!

The Engineer Beach RV Park & Campground is located at at the end of Johnston Road, past the West Beach Singing Pines Cabins. It offers 53 campsites: 30 short term, 18 long term, 4 tent sites, and 1 Yurt. The RV Park & Campground offers easy access to a boat ramp, and a great mix of outdoor activities to include hunting, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, in addition to the breathtaking view of the scenic Lake Tholocco.

Rate Information
Nightly Charges are as follows:

  • Short-term Sites – $25/night* 
  • Long-term Sites – $16/night**
  • Tent Sites – $10/night
  • Yurt – $30/night

* 14 day Maximum reservation for Short-term Campsites.

** 60 or 90 day pre-determined time frame maximum reservation for long term sites.

Have you always wanted to try camping but thought it wasn't for you? Come give the new YURT a try at Lake Tholocco Lodging's RV Park! Our Yurt is a 12 foot canvas tent like structure complete with very comfortable bunk beds and linens, a dresser, lanterns and its own fire pit. It is $30 per night with no minimum stay. Guaranteed to have the most spectacular view of Lake Tholocco! Call the Lodging Office now to reserve your weekend stay in our YURT while the weather is perfect!

All camp sites include electricity and water (except tent sites and yurt). There is a dump station available on the road to the campground. Our all new recreational facility has a bath house, recreation room, and laundry facility conveniently located under one roof.

Guests are expected to occupy camp sites and not use them to store RV’s/vehicles or equipment. Patrons wishing to store their boats, trailers, and recreational vehicles should contact the RV Storage Lot at +1 (334)255-9020.

Riding Stables Campsites

The Fort Novosel Riding Stables offers 20 rustic RV campsites with water and electricity hook ups. The grass sites have no paved areas. A dump station is not available on site, but can be utilized at the Engineer Beach RV Park & Campground on West Beach, Lake Tholocco. The Riding Stables is located on Hatch Road just south of the Silver Wings Golf Course. The complex includes a clubhouse with bathroom facilities. If you have a horse that needs boarding, please contact the Riding Stables for arrangements. To reserve a campsite, contact the Riding Stables at +1 (334)255-0021.

Rate Information

Nightly Charges are as follows:

  • Rustic Sites – $10/night
  • Lake Tholocco Lodging
  • Reservations nor cancellations will be taken via email. Please contact the Lodging office during business hours
  • Hours:
    Federal Holidays
    Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

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