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Here are the 32 lakes we have listed within USA > South > Alabama - compared by Newest (Youngest) Reservoirs.

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Lake Name Completion year Lake Description
Lake Wedowee
(Alabama, USA)
1983 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 ...
Aliceville Lake
(Alabama, USA / Mississippi, USA)
1980 Aliceville Lake Message Forums Also known as: Pickensville Lake
Aliceville Lake, known to fishing locals as Pickensville Lake, is one of 10 lakes on the 234-mile man-made Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The Tenn-Tom, as the artificial waterway is popularly called, joins the Tennessee and Tombigbee Rivers and runs south through northeast Mississippi and western Alabama. ...
Cedar Creek Reservoir
(Alabama, USA)
1979 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, ...
Gainesville Lake
(Alabama, USA)
1978 Gainesville Lake Message Forums Also known as: Gainesville Reservoir
Gainesville Lake is a long riverine 40-mile lake in Alabama's bustling Metropolitan region. It is in a prime location surrounded by the wooded green of rural localities but just a short drive from sites like the prehistoric mounds of Moundville and the dynamic city of Tuscaloosa. The lake is part ...
Upper Bear Creek Reservoir
(Alabama, USA)
1978 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 ...
Little Bear Creek Reservoir
(Alabama, USA)
1976 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 ...
West Point Lake
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
1975 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, ...
Lake Tuscaloosa
(Alabama, USA)
1971 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 ...
William 'Bill' Dannelly Reservoir
(Alabama, USA)
1970 William 'Bill' Dannelly Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Lake Dannelly, Millers Ferry, Dannelly Reservoir, Millers Ferry Reservoir, Millers Ferry Lake
Along the Alabama River in the River Heritage region of the state, visitors will find the William "Bill" Dannelly Reservoir. Located an hour southwest of Selma, the reservoir encompasses 105 miles of the Alabama River with over 500 miles of shoreline. The reservoir is better known locally as "Millers ...
Holt Lake
(Alabama, USA)
1969 Holt Lake Message Forums Also known as: Holt Reservoir
Holt Lake is a 3,300-acre reservoir located about five miles northeast of the City of Tuscaloosa in west-central Alabama. Holt Lake is one of six lakes that comprise the 457-mile Black Warrior and Tombigbee Waterway (BL &W), a series of locks and dams constructed to improve navigation. The Waterway ...
Lake Catoma
(Alabama, USA)
1966 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 ...
Neely Henry Lake
(Alabama, USA)
1966 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 ...
Logan Martin Lake
(Alabama, USA)
1964 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 ...
Walter F. George Lake
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
1963 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 ...
Warrior Lake
(Alabama, USA)
1962 Warrior Lake Message Forums Also known as: Warrior Reservoir
Warrior Lake is part of the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Lake system located in the diverse Metropolitan Tourism Region of Alabama. Six miles southeast of Eutaw, the lake covers 7,800 acres and runs 77 miles of the Black Warrior River, with 300 miles of shoreline. Formed by the Armistead I. Seldon Dam, ...
Lewis Smith Lake
(Alabama, USA)
1961 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 ...
Weiss Lake
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
1961 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 ...
Lake Oliver
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
1959 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 ...
Big Creek Lake
(Alabama, USA)
1952 Big Creek Lake Message Forums Also known as: Big Creek Reservoir, J.B. Converse Reservoir
Big Creek Lake, located in southwestern Alabama in Mobile County, is a storage reservoir that provides drinking water to thousands of people in the near-sprawling Mobile metropolis. In addition to being a popular attraction for fishers and boaters, this Gulf Coast lake, also known as the J.B. Converse ...
Oliver Lake
(Alabama, USA)
1940 Oliver Lake Message Forums Also known as: William Bacon Oliver Lake
Oliver Lake is the smallest of six lakes formed by a series of locks and dams on the Black Warrior River near Tuscaloosa in west central (Metropolitan Region) Alabama. The Army Corps of Engineers manage two recreational facilities on Oliver Lake which include a boat launch ramp on the north side of ...
Lake Guntersville
(Alabama, USA / Tennessee, USA)
1939 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 ...
Pickwick Lake
(Alabama, USA / Mississippi, USA / Tennessee, USA)
1938 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 ...
Wheeler Lake
(Alabama, USA)
1936 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 ...
Gantt Lake
(Alabama, USA)
1935 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 ...
Harris Lake and Lake Nicol
(Alabama, USA)
1929 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 ...

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