Bear Creek Alabama is a town located in northeastern Marion County in the northwestern part of the state. Bear Creek initially was known before the Civil War as Allen’s Factory after a nearby textile factory, one of two in the area. After both factories were burned during the war, the town took the name of the nearby creek.
At the 2010 census the population of Bear Creek was 1,070.
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The Upper Bear Creek Reservoir, located on the eastern side of town, offers fishing, camping, swimming, and other water sports. Bear Creek offers a 34-mile Class I floatway for canoes and kayaks. The Twin Forks Recreation Area includes baseball fields, basketball courts, and a sand volleyball court, as well as an outdoor stage, picnic areas, and a playground. Bankhead National Forest is located approximately 10 miles east of Bear Creek.