Alabama April 07, 2019
It’s No Secret Why These 9 Lakes Are The Best In Alabama
Alabama is home to more than 100 lakes. Interestingly, many of them are considered some of the best lakes in the nation. Listed below are nine of Alabama’s best lakes. Offering everything from beautiful surrounding scenery to a variety of recreational activities, you’ll want to visit them all.
1. Guntersville Lake
Guntersville Lake, which is best known as Lake Guntersville, is located between the cities of Bridgeport and Guntersville. Covering 69,000 acres, it's Alabama's largest lake. From swimming and fishing, to boating and skiing, it offers a great variety of recreational activities.
2. Walter F. George Lake
Walter F. George Lake, which is best known as Lake Eufaula, is located on the Chattahoochee River between Alabama and Georgia. It covers more than 45,000 acres and is nicknamed the "Bass Fishing Capital of the World." People come from all over the world to fish from this beautiful lake.
3. Neely Henry Lake
Neely Henry Lake is located near the city of Gadsden on the Coosa River. It covers more than 11,000 acres and is a popular lake for fishing. Largemouth bass, crappie, and bluegill are just a few of the types of fish you'll find in this lake.
4. Lewis Smith Lake
Lewis Smith Lake, which is best known as Smith Lake, is located on the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River. It covers more than 21,000 acres and is one of America's cleanest lakes.
5. Wheeler Lake
Wheeler Lake is located in the northern part of Alabama, between the cities of Rogersville and Huntsville. Covering more than 67,000 acres, it's Alabama's second largest lake.
6. Lake Martin
Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa, Coosa, and Elmore counties. Covering approximately 44,000 acres, it's one of America's largest manmade lakes.
7. Weiss Lake
Weiss Lake is located in both Cherokee County, Alabama and Floyd County, Georgia. Covering more than 30,000 acres, it's one of Alabama's best fishing spots. It's also known as the "Crappie Capital of the World."
8. Logan Martin Lake
Logan Martin Lake is located about 30 miles from Birmingham on the Coosa River. It covers approximately 17,000 acres and offers a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, swimming, and skiing. Logan Martin Lake is nicknamed the "Lake of a Thousand Coves."
9. Lake Wedowee
Lake Wedowee is located on the Tallapoosa River in Randolph County, Alabama. It covers nearly 11,000 acres and is considered one of the Southeast's best lakes. Lake Wedowee was also built on one of Alabama's last hydro sites.
Which Alabama lake is your favorite for spending a spring or summer day? Please let us know in the comments.
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