Millbrook, Alabama: Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

Built in 2003, the magical village of Spectre was left standing after filming of Tim Burton's "Big Fish." Permission is needed to enter; it's built on a private island. Damaged in May 2021 storm.

Jackson Lake Island

Cypress Lane, Millbrook, AL
Jackson Lake Island. Private property. Gated. I-65 exit 179. Drive east on Cobbs Ford Rd/Alabama River Pkwy for 3.5 miles. Cross the train tracks, then immediately turn left onto Cypress Lane, drive to gate, call posted phone number for the gate code, then follow Cypress Lane across the bridge to Spectre.
$5 person; $15 camping; cash only.
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Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

A wonderfully fun spot to stop! Very easy to find. Not far from the interstate. I really enjoyed the movie "Big Fish," so seeing the town was pretty cool. Beautiful area. And the baby goats are fantastic!

[Anne, 11/08/2020]


Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

Came for the movie set, stayed for the baby goats. FYI - the island closes from flooding when there's been too much rain.

[Gina, 07/17/2019]

Jenny's House.

Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

Cost is $3 per person. The place was gorgeous. Jenny's house is around the drive by the lake.

[Reeth, 07/17/2018]
Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

Fun little site in a beautiful lake setting. We stopped so our 13 month old could run around, although there is no park. He had a blast feeding the goats though.

[Amber, 07/06/2017]

Welcome to Spectre.

Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

Make sure you bring $3 exactly, admission is based on the honor system, but, there are cameras for those wishing to try to cheat. Oh, and yes there are goats. Lots of them.

[Eliza, 06/27/2017]

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