Lewis Smith Lake, Alabama

Lewis Smith Lake, Alabama

Lewis Smith Lake is an Alabama Power Co. Reservoir located in Cullman, Walker and Winston counties, Alabama. It was created by the construction of the Lewis Smith Dam in 1961 and is the largest earthen dam in the eastern United states. The Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River was damned to create more than 500 miles of shoreline on a three fingered lake with the Sipsey River making up the left fork, Rock Creek the middle fork and Ryan Creek the right fork.

Smith Lake consists of over 21,000 acres of lake but is very deep and may hold more water than any Alabama lake.

Over 70 species of fish swim in Smith Lake. The dominant recreational fish species are spotted bass, large mouth bass, crappie and blue gill. Gulf coast striped bass and Florida large mouth bass have been stocked in Smith Lake since 1980.

Smith Lake is an excellent fishing lake and draws fishermen from all over the southeast. Five world fishing records have been established on Smith Lake. Each year several champion fishing tournaments are held on the lake.

Part of Smith Lake is in Bankhead National forest and three National forest Recreation areas, Corinth, Clear Creek and Houston are located on the lake.

There are many beautiful lake homes and developments on the scenic shores of Smith Lake. To view Lewis Smith Lake properties visit www.ampub.com and click “Alabama” or “Lake/River Properties.”

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