40 Biggest Lakes in Alabama by Surface Area

Guntersville LakeThe public lakes in Alabama that holds many largest lakes in size the Alabama department allow some lakes for public for entertainment with attractions. Alabama one of the largest states in United states and holds more than 100 public lakes that holds many species of fishes. The Lakes here are used for Agriculture, Water supply and power generation. Alabama covers around 52,000 sq miles of land with 3.20% of water surface. Guntersville is the largest lake in Alabama covered surface area of 69,100 acres located in Guntersville and Tennessee Rivers creates the lake, Wheeler the second largest lake is little smaller than Guntersville covered area of 68,300 acres located near Decatur town and Eufaula the third largest lake created by Chattahoochee River spread in 45,180 acres.

Reservoirs/Lake Nearby Town River Basin Surface(In Acres)

1. Guntersville

Guntersville Tennessee 69,100

2. Wheeler

Decatur Tennessee 68,300

3. Eufaula

Eufaula Chattahoochee 45,180

4. Pickwick

Florence Tennessee 41,515

5. Martin

Alexander City Tallapoosa 39,000

6. Weiss

Centre Coosa 30,200

7. West Point

Lanett Chattahoochee 25,864

8. Smith

Cullman, Jasper, & Winston Warrior 21,200

9. Dannelly

Selma Alabama 17,200

10. Wilson

Florence Tennessee 15,930

11. Logan Martin

Talladega Coosa 15,260

12. Jones Bluff

Montgomery Alabama 12,510

13. Lay

Columbiana Coosa 12,000

14. Neely Henry Lake

Gadsden Coosa 11,235

15. R. L. Harris

Wedowee Tallapoosa 10,661

16. Demopolis

Demopolis Tombigbee 10,000

17. Bankhead

Hueytown Warrior 9,200

18. Warrior

Eutaw Warrior 9, 100

19. Coffeeville

Jackson Tombigbee 8,500

20. Aliceville

Aliceville Tombigbee 8,300

21. Jordan

Wetumpka Coosa 6,800

22. Gainesville

Gainesville Tombigbee 6,400

23. Claiborne

Monroeville Alabama 5,930

24. Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa Warrior (North Branch) 5,885

25. Bartlett’s Ferry

Fairfax Chattahoochee 5,860

26. Mitchell

Clanton Coosa 5,850

27. Cedar Creek

Russellville Tennessee 4,200

28. Big Creek

Mobile Escatawpa 3,600

29. Holt

Tuscaloosa Warrior 3,296

30. Oliver

Phenix City Chattahoochee 3,000

31. Gantt

Andalusia Conecuh 2,747

32. Oliver

Tuscaloosa Warrior 2,220

33. Yates

Tallassee Tallapoosa 1,980

34. Upper Bear Creek

Haleyville Tennessee 1,850

35. Little Bear Creek

Red Bay Tennessee 1,560

36. Columbia

Columbia Chattahoochee 1,540

37. Inland

Oneonta Warrior {Blackburn} 1,536

38. Purdy

Birmingham Cahaba 1,050

39. Goat Rock

Phenix City Chattahoochee 1,000

40. Shelby

Gulf Shores Gulf of Mexico 862

Source: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

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