40 Biggest Lakes in Alabama by Surface Area

The 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.
Guntersville Lake

Reservoirs/LakeNearby TownRiver BasinSurface(In Acres)

1. Guntersville


GuntersvilleTennessee69,100

2. Wheeler


DecaturTennessee68,300

3. Eufaula


EufaulaChattahoochee45,180

4. Pickwick


FlorenceTennessee41,515

5. Martin


Alexander CityTallapoosa39,000

6. Weiss


CentreCoosa30,200

7. West Point


LanettChattahoochee25,864

8. Smith


Cullman, Jasper, & WinstonWarrior21,200

9. Dannelly


SelmaAlabama17,200

10. Wilson


FlorenceTennessee15,930

11. Logan Martin


TalladegaCoosa15,260

12. Jones Bluff


MontgomeryAlabama12,510

13. Lay


ColumbianaCoosa12,000

14. Neely Henry Lake


GadsdenCoosa11,235

15. R. L. Harris


WedoweeTallapoosa10,661

16. Demopolis


DemopolisTombigbee10,000

17. Bankhead


HueytownWarrior9,200

18. Warrior


EutawWarrior9, 100

19. Coffeeville


JacksonTombigbee8,500

20. Aliceville


AlicevilleTombigbee8,300

21. Jordan


WetumpkaCoosa6,800

22. Gainesville


GainesvilleTombigbee6,400

23. Claiborne


MonroevilleAlabama5,930

24. Tuscaloosa


TuscaloosaWarrior (North Branch)5,885

25. Bartlett's Ferry


FairfaxChattahoochee5,860

26. Mitchell


ClantonCoosa5,850

27. Cedar Creek


RussellvilleTennessee4,200

28. Big Creek


MobileEscatawpa3,600

29. Holt


TuscaloosaWarrior3,296

30. Oliver


Phenix CityChattahoochee3,000

31. Gantt


AndalusiaConecuh2,747

32. Oliver


TuscaloosaWarrior2,220

33. Yates


TallasseeTallapoosa1,980

34. Upper Bear Creek


HaleyvilleTennessee1,850

35. Little Bear Creek


Red BayTennessee1,560

36. Columbia


ColumbiaChattahoochee1,540

37. Inland


OneontaWarrior {Blackburn}1,536

38. Purdy


BirminghamCahaba1,050

39. Goat Rock


Phenix CityChattahoochee1,000

40. Shelby


Gulf ShoresGulf of Mexico862

Source: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

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