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Here are the 32 lakes we have listed within USA > South > Alabama - compared by Highest Altitude/Elevation.

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Lake Name Elevation in feet Lake Description
Upper Bear Creek Reservoir
(Alabama, USA)
797 Upper Bear Creek Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Upper Bear Reservoir
Tucked away in the Mountains Region of northern Alabama, Upper Bear Creek Reservoir awaits visitors with trophy sized bass fishing, boating, swimming, jet skiing, camping and picnicking. Canoeists and kayakers can enjoy the 30 mile, Class I floatway from the Upper Bear Creek Dam to the headwaters of ...
Lake Wedowee
(Alabama, USA)
793 Lake Wedowee Pictures Lake Wedowee Message Forums Also known as: R. L. Harris Reservoir, Harris Lake
Lake Wedowee, also known as the R. L. Harris Reservoir, is tucked in the foothills of the Talladega and Appalachian Mountains. The lake is an impoundment of the Little Tallapoosa River; the Tallapoosa River flows from the Appalachian Mountains in Georgia southwest into Alabama. It is the most recent ...
Lake Catoma
(Alabama, USA)
742 Lake Catoma Message Forums Also known as: Catoma Reservoir
Lake Catoma, also known as the Catoma Reservoir, is nestled within the Alabama Mountains tourism region. It boasts a surface area of 536 acres and a normal elevation of 742 feet above sea level. The Lake Catoma Dam was constructed in 1966, designed by the City of Cullman Utilities Board to supply raw ...
West Point Lake
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
635 West Point Lake Pictures West Point Lake Message Forums West Point Lake, located on the Alabama-Georgia border just north of I-85, stretches 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River. The 25,900-acre reservoir with 525 miles of shoreline is a popular recreational hot spot. Recreational activities on West Point Lake include fishing, camping, boating, swimming, ...
Little Bear Creek Reservoir
(Alabama, USA)
620 Little Bear Creek Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Little Bear Reservoir
Little Bear Creek Reservoir, located 13 miles southwest of Russellville in Franklin County in the Mountains Region of northwestern Alabama, is a 1,560-acre reservoir popular for boating, fishing, swimming and other recreational pursuits. In the late 1960s, the Tennessee Valley Authority began construction ...
Lake Guntersville
(Alabama, USA / Tennessee, USA)
595 Lake Guntersville Pictures Also known as: Guntersville Lake, Guntersville Reservoir
Alabama's Mountain Region contains the state's largest lake: Lake Guntersville. Cradled in the Appalachian foothills of northern Alabama, it's located between Bridgeport and Guntersville, stretching 75 miles into Tennessee (near Chattanooga). 949 miles of shoreline surround its 69,000 acres. Lake Guntersville ...
Cedar Creek Reservoir
(Alabama, USA)
580 Cedar Creek Reservoir Message Forums The four reservoirs of the Bear Creek watershed are a recreational paradise for water lovers, and Cedar Creek Reservoir is the largest of the four and the newest. Cedar Creek Reservoir, along with Bear Creek, Upper Bear Creek and Little Bear Creek Reservoirs, is an impoundment on the Bear Creek tributary, ...
Weiss Lake
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
564 Weiss Lake Pictures Weiss Lake Message Forums The self proclaimed "Crappie Capital of the World," Weiss Lake is a fantastic destination for anglers and the entire family. The lake is in Cherokee County in northeastern Alabama near the Georgia border. The headwaters of the Coosa River start in northwest Georgia, and Weiss Lake is accessible from ...
Wheeler Lake
(Alabama, USA)
556 Wheeler Lake Pictures Also known as: Wheeler Reservoir
Wheeler Lake in northern Alabama's Mountain Region is the state's second-largest lake at 67,100 acres. The Tennessee Valley Authority created Wheeler Reservoir by constructing the Wheeler Dam across the Tennessee River between 1933 and 1936. Wheeler Lake is one of nine reservoirs that create a navigable ...
Lake Harding
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
521 Lake Harding Pictures Lake Harding Message Forums Also known as: Bartlett's Ferry Reservoir, Bartlett's Ferry Lake
Stretching 13 miles along the border between Georgia and Alabama, Lake Harding has almost 6,000 acres of water for boating, water skiing and fishing. Also known as Bartlett's Ferry Lake or Bartlett's Ferry Reservoir, the lake is in the River Heritage Region of Alabama and the Presidential Pathways ...
Lewis Smith Lake
(Alabama, USA)
510 Lewis Smith Lake Pictures Lewis Smith Lake Message Forums Also known as: Smith Lake
Lewis Smith Lake is a perfect place for an outdoor adventure. Tucked into a corner of the Bankhead National Forest in northern Alabama's Mountain Region, the abundance of coves and deep clear water of the many-fingered Lewis Smith Lake draws anglers and boaters from all over. One of Alabama's cleanest ...
Neely Henry Lake
(Alabama, USA)
508 Neely Henry Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Neely Henry
Neely Henry Lake, located about 60 miles northeast of Birmingham in north central Alabama, is an 11,200-acre reservoir popular for boating, fishing, and other recreational pursuits. Alabama Power created Neely Henry Lake by constructing a dam across the Coosa River in 1966. Though hydropower generation ...
Wilson Lake
(Alabama, USA)
508 Wilson Lake Pictures Also known as: Wilson Reservoir
Once known as the "Smallmouth Capital of the World," outdoor enthusiasts enjoy Wilson Lake for its fishing, boating, hiking, and exploring the natural beauty of the area. Wilson Lake is located in northern Alabama's Mountain Region near the town of Florence. Named for President Woodrow Wilson, Wilson ...
Lake Martin
(Alabama, USA)
490 Lake Martin Pictures Lake Martin Message Forums Also known as: Martin Lake
Lake Martin, located in Central Alabama near Alexander City, stretches out over 44,000 acres with an incredible 750 miles of shoreline. Nestled within scenic Tallapoosa County, Elmore County, and Coosa County, Lake Martin is an ideal place for recreational pursuits. The reservoir was created by Alabama ...
Logan Martin Lake
(Alabama, USA)
465 Logan Martin Lake Pictures Logan Martin Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Logan Martin
Logan Martin Lake, located about 30 miles east of Birmingham in east central Alabama, is a 15,263-acre reservoir popular for boating, fishing, and other recreational pursuits. Alabama Power began construction of the Logan Martin Dam across the Coosa River in 1960. When completed in 1964, Logan Martin ...
Pickwick Lake
(Alabama, USA / Mississippi, USA / Tennessee, USA)
414 Pickwick Lake Pictures Also known as: Pickwick Reservoir
Pickwick Lake is a 43,100-acre reservoir created by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) with construction of Pickwick Landing Dam across the Tennessee River. Construction of Pickwick Lake reservoir took four years to complete, from 1934 to 1938. Pickwick Reservoir stretches out over 53 miles, from ...
Lay Lake
(Alabama, USA)
396 Lay Lake Pictures Lay Lake Message Forums Lay Lake is an impressive 12,000-acre reservoir stretching for 48 miles through the counties of Talladega, Shelby, Coosa, and Chilton in east-central Alabama. The primary uses for this lake are hydroelectric power generation and outdoor recreation. Since being impounded in 1914 by the Alabama Power ...
Lake Oliver
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
335 Lake Oliver Message Forums Located in west central Georgia in the Presidential Pathways region, Lake Oliver is a 2,150-acre lake that has one shoreline in Georgia and the other in Alabam's River Heritage region. Formed by the Chattahoochee River and the Oliver Dam, the lake is part of the Georgia Power lakes, which also includes ...
Mitchell Lake
(Alabama, USA)
312 Mitchell Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Mitchell
Centrally-located Mitchell Lake (also known as Lake Mitchell) is 45 miles from Montgomery and 55 miles from Birmingham in the Metropolitan region of Alabama. This 5,850-acre lake was created in 1923 when the Coosa River was impounded by construction of the Mitchell Dam. Named after the President of ...
Bankhead Lake
(Alabama, USA)
257 Bankhead Lake Message Forums Much more like the river it began as than the lake it is now, Bankhead Lake winds it way through the Metropolitan region of Alabama. With twists and turns rimmed by fingers and coves, the lake stretches 65 miles and flows through parts of Walker, Jefferson, and Tuscaloosa Counties. For almost a hundred ...
Lake Jordan
(Alabama, USA)
252 Lake Jordan Message Forums Also known as: Jordan Lake, Jordan Reservoir
Fun is the name of the game at central Alabama's Lake Jordan. Offering 6,800 acres of water and 188 miles of shoreline, Lake Jordan has become home to numerous fishing tournaments, aquatic events and family outings, making it one of Alabama's favorite lakes. Visitors will find that the Appalachian's ...
Lake Tuscaloosa
(Alabama, USA)
223 Lake Tuscaloosa Pictures Lake Tuscaloosa Message Forums Located five miles north of the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport in western Alabama (Metropolitan Region), Lake Tuscaloosa is a 5,885-acre reservoir which offers 177 miles of shoreline for boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing. Created in 1971 by the damming of North River, Lake Tuscaloosa is ...
Harris Lake and Lake Nicol
(Alabama, USA)
205 Harris Lake and Lake Nicol Message Forums Also known as: Lake Harris
When the City of Tuscaloosa created Harris Lake and Lake Nicol for water supply, little did city officials realize that these two reservoirs would become popular recreation lakes in the Metropolitan region of Alabama. The city quickly outgrew Harris Lake, the first to be built in 1929. Lake Nicol was ...
Gantt Lake
(Alabama, USA)
198 Gantt Lake Message Forums Also known as: Gantt Reservoir
Gantt Lake's location in Alabama's coastal plain gives it an advantage of long summers, humid and warm, and winter temperatures that remain mild. The lake's 2,747 surface acres is used for boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing and almost any other water sport. Gantt Reservoir is an impoundment ...
Walter F. George Lake
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
188 Walter F. George Lake Message Forums Also known as: Eufaula Lake, Walter F. George Reservoir, Lake Chattahoochee
Walter F. George Lake straddles 85 miles of the Georgia/Alabama border along the Chattahoochee River. Visitors will see varying names for the lake depending on which road they arrive on or which map they use. Some will see Lake Eufaula, others will see Walter F. George Reservoir. The U.S. Army Corp ...

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