There are only 2 places to tie up between Mobile and Tuscaloosa.
The first is Bobby's Fish
Camp just up river from the Coffeville lock & dam. It is just a floating face dock
about 100 feet long. A long extension cord and hose will get you water
and electricity maybe. This is also the first fuel
stop (mile 119) after Mobile.
The second is the Demopolis Marina just above the Demopolis lock & dam. This is a full service
marina and boat
yard at mile 216. I brought my boat up to the marina in June of last year and had it hauled. I'm currently living in Birmingham.
The Black Warrior cuts off to Tuscaloosa about a mile above the marina. I haven't been up to Tuscaloosa but I talked to the owners of a small sailboat that brought their boat down from Tuscaloosa for hauling. They said the river is pretty but lonely. The marinas
in the Tuscaloosa area are basically fish
If you plan on hauling your boat then the Demopolis Yacht Basin
is your best bet.
There are several guide books
for the waterway. You can find these books
and more information by googling "Tenn-Tom river".
on the river is not all that different from summer anywhere on the Gulf Coast. You will need to have the cockpit
shaded. The river is pleasant to swim in in the afternoon.
You need to check on the river levels before starting up from Mobile. High river levels from heavy rains to the north can make the river impassable for several weeks. There is a lot of commercial
traffic on the river and you need to take this into consideration each night when you anchor
Here are a couple of links to information.
Free ENC charts
Inland Electronic Navigation Charts
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Navigation Page