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The qualifications for this List of Alabama lakes is that the lake contains sports fish, is open to the public and is managed by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources or other state or federal agencies.

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See: Alabama  List of U.S. National Forests

Alabama State public fishing

The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, manages 23 public lakes in 20 counties throughout the state. These lakes range in size from 13 to 184 acres (0.7 km2) for a total of 1,912 acres (8 km2). Since the program was initiated in the late 1940s, its purpose has remained unchanged: provide quality fishing at an affordable price in areas of Alabama that lack sufficient natural waters to meet the needs of the public. All lakes were originally stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill (bream), redear sunfish (shellcracker), and channel catfish. White crappie and black crappie have become established in many lakes. Channel catfish are stocked in every lake during the fall. Hybrid striped bass and rainbow trout are stocked annually in designated lakes.

District 1

District 2

  • Clay County Lake is a group of 3 lakes of 13-, 23-, and 38-acre (150,000 m2) lakes located 1 mile (2 km) west of Delta on Alabama Highway 47. Clay County is a prohibition or dry county.
  • DeKalb County Lake is a 120 acres (0.5 km2) lake located 1 mile (2 km) north of Sylvania off County Road 47. DeKalb County is a prohibition or dry county.

District 3

  • Bibb County Lake is a 100 acres (0.4 km2) lake located 5 miles (8 km) north of Centreville off Alabama State Route 5. Bibb County is a prohibition or dry county.
  • Dallas County Lake is a 100 acres (0.4 km2) lake located 11 miles (18 km) south of Selma off Alabama Highway 41.

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District 4

  • Chambers County Lake is a 183 acres (0.7 km2) lake located 5 miles (8 km) southeast of La Fayette on Chambers County Road 83. Chambers County Lake has a courtesy pier by the boat ramp.
  • Lee County Lake is a 130 acres (0.5 km2) lake located 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Opelika. Take Alabama Highway 169 south from I-85 then 1 mile (2 km) west on Lee County Road 146. Lee County Lake is the only lake with fishermen cabins and has a courtesy pier by the boat ramp.
  • Weiss Lake is in Cherokee County and occupies 32,000 acres (130 km2). It is known nationwide as the "Crappie Capital of the World."

District 5

District 6

  • Barbour County Lake is a 75-acre (300,000 m2) lake located 6 miles (10 km) north of Clayton off County Road 49.
  • Coffee County Lake (lake closed). Coffee County is a prohibition or dry county.
  • Crenshaw County Lake is a 53-acre (210,000 m2) lake located 5 miles (8 km) south of Luverne off U.S. Route 331.
  • Dale County Lake or Ed Lisenby Lake is a 92-acre (370,000 m2) lake located 1 mile (2 km) north of Roy Parker Road (Dale County Road 36) in Ozark.
  • Geneva County Lake consists of two lakes, 33- and 32 acres (130,000 m2) in size, located 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Enterprise off County Road 63. Geneva County is a prohibition or dry county.
  • Pike County Lake is a 45-acre (180,000 m2) lake located 5 miles (8 km) south of Troy off County Road 39.

Public reservoirs

Public Reservoirs in Alabama
Reservoir Nearby Town River Basin Surface Acres Elevation MSL Maintained By
Aliceville Aliceville Tombigbee 8,300 136.0 Army Corps of Engineers
Bankhead Hueytown Warrior 9,200 255.1 Army Corps of Engineers, Alabama Power
Bartlett's Ferry Fairfax Chattahoochee 5,860 521.0 Georgia Power
Bear Creek (Big Bear) Red Bay Tennessee 670 576.0 Tennessee Valley Authority
Big Creek Mobile Escatawpa 3,600 110.0 City of Mobile, Alabama
Cedar Creek Russellville Tennessee 4,200 580.0 Tennessee Valley Authority
Claiborne Monroeville Alabama 5,930 35.0 Army Corps of Engineers
Coffeeville Jackson Tombigbee 8,500 32.5 Army Corps of Engineers
Columbia Columbia Chattahoochee 1,540 102.0
Dannelly Selma Alabama 17,200 80.0 Army Corps of Engineers
Demopolis Demopolis Tombigbee 10,000 73.0 Army Corps of Engineers
Eufaula Eufaula Chattahoochee 45,180 190.0 Army Corps of Engineers
Gainesville Gainesville Tombigbee 6,400 109.0 Army Corps of Engineers
Gantt Andalusia Conecuh 2,747 197.8 Alabama Electric Cooperative
Goat Rock Phenix City Chattahoochee 1,000 Georgia Power
Guntersville Guntersville Tennessee 69,100 595.0 Tennessee Valley Authority
Holt Tuscaloosa Warrior 3,296 87.0 Army Corps of Engineers
Inland Oneonta Warrior {Blackburn} 1,536 770.0 Birmingham Water Board
Jones Bluff Montgomery Alabama 12,510 125.0 Army Corps of Engineers
Jordan Wetumpka Coosa 6,800 252.0 Alabama Power
Lay Columbiana Coosa 12,000 396.0 Alabama Power
Little Bear Creek Red Bay Tennessee 1,560 620.0 Tennessee Valley Authority
Logan Martin Talladega Coosa 15,260 465.0 Alabama Power
Martin Alexander City Tallapoosa 39,000 490.0 Alabama Power
Millers Ferry {See Dannelly} Alabama Army Corps of Engineers
Mitchell Clanton Coosa 5,850 312.0 Alabama Power
Montgomery {See Jones Bluff} Alabama Army Corps of Engineers
Neely Henry Lake Gadsden Coosa 11,235 508.0 Alabama Power
Oliver Phenix City Chattahoochee 3,000
Oliver Tuscaloosa Warrior 2,220 149.0 Army Corps of Engineers
Opelika City Opelika Tallapoosa 565
Pickwick Florence Tennessee 41,515 418.0 Tennessee Valley Authority
Point A Andalusia Conecuh 700 169.7 Alabama Electric Cooperative
Purdy Birmingham Cahaba 1,050 551.0 Birmingham Water Board
R. L. Harris Wedowee Tallapoosa 10,661 793.0 Alabama Power
R E 'Bob' Woodruff {See Jones Bluff} Alabama Army Corps of Engineers
Shelby Gulf Shores Gulf of Mexico 862
Smith Cullman, Jasper, & Winston Warrior {Sipsey} 21,200 510.0 Alabama Power
Thollocco Ozark Choctawhatchee 604
Thurlow Tallassee Tallapoosa 585 288.8 Alabama Power
Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa Warrior {North Branch} 5,885 223.2 City of Tuscaloosa
Upper Bear Creek Haleyville Tennessee 1,850 797.0 Tennessee Valley Authority
Warrior Eutaw Warrior 9, 100 96.0 Army Corps of Engineers
Wedowee {See R L Harris} Tallapoosa Alabama Power
Weiss Centre Coosa 30,200 564.0 Alabama Power
West Point Lanett Chattahoochee 25,864 635.0 Army Corps of Engineers
Wheeler Decatur Tennessee 68,300 556.3 Tennessee Valley Authority
Wilson Florence Tennessee 15,930 507.5 Tennessee Valley Authority
Yates Tallassee Tallapoosa 1,980 344.0 Alabama Power

Other public lakes

  • Lake Eufaula (Also extends into Georgia)
  • Gantt Lake
  • Lake Guntersville - The largest lake in Alabama
  • Lake Harding (Also extends into Georgia)
  • Holt Lake
  • Inland Lake
  • Lake Jackson (Also extends into Florida)
  • Lay Lake
  • Little Bear Creek Reservoir
  • Logan-Martin Lake
  • Lake Lurleen
  • Neely Henry Lake
  • Lake Pickwick (Also extends into Mississippi)
  • Lake Purdy
  • Ski Lake
  • Smith Lake
  • Lake Tholocco
  • Lake Tuscaloosa
  • Upper Bear Creek Reservoir
  • Lake Wedowee-Randolph County
  • W. F. Lake
  • William Bill Danelly Reservoir

Mobile County

Lake Coordinates
Alligator 30°15′N 88°05′W / 30.25°N 88.09°W / 30.25; -88.09
Big Chippewa 31°02′N 87°59′W / 31.03°N 87.98°W / 31.03; -87.98
Big Creek 30°44′N 88°20′W / 30.74°N 88.34°W / 30.74; -88.34
David 31°06′N 87°58′W / 31.10°N 87.97°W / 31.10; -87.97
Dead 30°53′N 87°59′W / 30.89°N 87.99°W / 30.89; -87.99
Duck 30°47′N 88°02′W / 30.78°N 88.04°W / 30.78; -88.04
Haas 30°52′N 88°13′W / 30.86°N 88.21°W / 30.86; -88.21
Little Chippewa 31°02′N 87°58′W / 31.03°N 87.97°W / 31.03; -87.97
Louts 31°04′N 87°58′W / 31.07°N 87.97°W / 31.07; -87.97
McLean 30°38′N 88°09′W / 30.64°N 88.15°W / 30.64; -88.15
Oleander 30°15′N 88°05′W / 30.25°N 88.08°W / 30.25; -88.08
Sheppard 31°07′N 87°58′W / 31.11°N 87.97°W / 31.11; -87.97
Spring 30°38′N 88°23′W / 30.64°N 88.38°W / 30.64; -88.38
Zedol 30°59′N 87°58′W / 30.99°N 87.97°W / 30.99; -87.97
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