Fayette County was created 20 Dec 1824 from portions of Tuscaloosa and Marion counties. It is located in the northwest-central section of the state. The county was named for General Lafayette, who was touring Alabama at the time of the county’s formation.
The second largest lake on the Black Warrior river, Bankhead Reservoir is centrally located in Alabama and offers plenty of residential and commercial waterfront property for camping, boating and fishing. Bankhead Reservoir contains 9,200 acres and is the second largest lake on the Warrior River. Located approximately 15 miles west of Birmingham and 30 miles northeast of Tuscaloosa, Bankhead Reservoir flows through Walker, Jefferson and Tuscaloosa Counties. Fishing
Alabama Power Company impounded Bankhead Reservoir in 1915. Bankhead Lake is best known for catches of largemouth bass and spotted bass.
Aliceville Lake, aka Aliceville Reservoir and sometimes called Pickensville Lake by local anglers, is an 8,300-acre reservoir located approximately 12 miles northwest of the City of Aliceville Alabama in Pickens County. The reservoir is formed by the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam, which is located one mile southwest of Pickensville, just off Alabama State Highway 14. This reservoir is popular with anglers from both Alabama and Mississippi since portions of the impoundment are located in both states. Modern campgrounds, primitive camping areas, and day-use facilities are found around the lake. We have additional information on Alabama campground areas here.
The river and canyon have formed a wild and rugged landscape that allows for a range of peaceful and challenging recreational opportunities. The river supports world-class whitewater paddling and the canyon supports exceptional climbing opportunities. The opportunity for hiking, swimming, and fishing in natural areas away from city life are exemplified at Martha’s Falls and Canyon Mouth.
Lake Chewacla is perfect for reeling in bream, bass, crappie and catfish or taking a dip off the beach area. No luck in the lake, then try one of the park’s two creeks. There is no boat ramp on the lake, but visitors are allowed to bring their own small non-motorized watercraft such as canoes or kayaks if they can be hand-launched from the bank.
New Conecuh River Boat Landing Now Open Near Pollard, Ala. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) has recently opened a new boat landing on the Conecuh River near Pollard, Ala. The new landing is approximately 9 miles south of the city of Brewton, Ala., on the west side of the river near the end of Pollard Road. The new facility includes a 15-foot-wide launching slab and concrete parking lot for 17 truck and trailer rigs and is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. During the summer of 2017, the parking lot will be striped to designate parking spaces.
Marshall County Alabama
Guntersville Lake is located between Bridgeport Alabama and Gunersville Alabama. The lake is 75 miles long and is Alabama’s largest lake with 69,000 acres.
Oak Mountain State Park, located in Pelham Alabama, is a 9,000 acre park with over 50 miles of biking and hiking and equestrian trails. Oak Mountain Park offers camping, picnic sites, swimming, boating and fishing. Bike trails and hiking trails are abundant at Oak Mountain, Alabama’s largest park. Day-use picnic facilities include large pavillions, tables and grills in addition to pedal boat and canoe rentals, a swimming area, boat and bank fishing and an 18-hole golf course. The wildlife center located in Oak Mountain State Park, is the largest wildlife rehabilitation center in Alabama and cares for over 2,000 injured and orphaned wild creatures each year.