Alabama is home to many beautiful lakes. From fishing and swimming, to boating and skiing, these lakes offer a variety of recreational opportunities. Listed below are 10 of Alabama’s most gorgeous lakes, and they’re perfect for a summer trip. Check them out!
1. Lake Guntersville
Lake Guntersville is located in Marshall County and covers approximately 69,000 acres, which makes it Alabama's largest lake. This beautiful lake is the main attraction at Lake Guntersville State Park, and popular activities in the area include boating, camping, fishing, hunting and eagle watching.
2. Lake Martin
Lake Martin stretches across Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties on the Tallapoosa River. It's one of the nation's largest man-made lakes, and popular activities include boating, swimming, fishing and water skiing.
3. Walter F. George Lake
Walter F. George Lake, best known as Lake Eufaula, covers 45,000 acres and is located on the Chattahoochee River. Lake Eufaula is well known for its bass and crappie fishing, and it's nicknamed the "Bass Fishing Capital of the World."
4. Neely Henry Lake
Neely Henry Lake is located on the Coosa River near the towns of Gadsden and Ohatchee. It covers more than 11,000 acres and is one of Alabama's best kept fishing secrets.
5. Lewis Smith Lake
Lewis Smith Lake, best known as Smith Lake, is located on the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River and covers more than 21,000 acres in Cullman, Walker and Winston counties. People from near and far visit Smith Lake for its recreational opportunities.
Smith Lake's most popular tourist attraction is the Indian head cliff jump.
6. Weiss Lake
Weiss Lake, located in northeastern Alabama, covers more than 30,000 acres. Because of its crappie fishing opportunities, it's nicknamed the "Crappie Capital of the World."
7. Logan Martin Lake
Logan Martin Lake, located on the Coosa River, covers 17,000 acres and is nicknamed "Lake of a Thousand Coves." It's well known for its incredible bass fishing opportunities, and it's also a great place for swimming, boating and skiing.
8. Lake Lurleen
Lake Lurleen, located in Tuscaloosa County, is the main attraction at Lake Lurleen State Park. Covering 250 acres, Lake Lurleen is filled with largemouth mass, catfish, crappie and bream, which makes it a great place for fishing. Pier and bank fishing are both available.
9. Wilson Lake
Wilson Lake, located in Florence, is stocked with numerous game fish, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and crappie. It covers more than 15,000 acres and hosts several local and national fishing tournaments.
10. Lake Wedowee
Lake Wedowee, located in Randolph County, is one of the Southeast's finest lakes. It's best known for its large bass population. In addition to fishing, Lake Wedowee offers boating, swimming and camping opportunities.