Located in Mobile County between the metropolis of Mobile and Grove Hill on U.S. Highway 43 near Saraland, the small community of Creola is best known for the popular recreational attraction of Dead Lake Marina campground. Facilities and features include recreational vehicle camping as well as tent camping, cabin rentals, a playground, a bath house, laundry facilities, a swimming pool, lake and river fishing, a boat launch ramp, covered boat slip rentals, houseboat dockage, bait and tackle facilities, groceries, and canoe rentals. Newcomers to the Creola area will find all the tranquility and friendliness associated with a small town within a reasonable commute of the fine museums, performing arts, educational advantages, and major employers of the Mobile metropolitan area. The close proximity of Saraland expands the availability of urban amenities and services close to home. Church and school events enhance the sense of community in the family-oriented community of Creola.