Highland Lake Alabama
Highland Lake is a vibrant lakeside community in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachain Mountains in Blount County, Alabama.
Located just 15 minutes southeast of the City of Oneonta and less than an hour away from Birmingham, this picturesque town boasts both full-time residents and property owners whose vacation homes serve as a welcome respite from their busy lives. Locals and visitors alike share a love of the natural beauty and quite serenity of this mountain lake community, which features wildlife, fishing, boating, and many varieties of flora and fauna. 1
Highland Lake History
One day in 1907, George Clements stood in the doorway of the house he had built in the Straight Mountain area of Blount County, Alabama, and looked out. What he probably saw, here in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, was a mostly undeveloped wilderness. There were a few scattered houses and dirt trails, a small farm or two, lots of trees, and a vast upland marsh through which flowed the Blackburn Fork of the Little Warrior River.
Today you can stand in the doorway of the “Anchor,” located on the site of George Clements’ house, and see a beautiful 257-acre mountain lake, circled by a paved road, and a shoreline dotted with houses, piers, and trees. You probably will see a fisherman or two on the lake, testing their luck and perhaps some water skiers enjoying a cool escape from summer in the city.
This is the history of how a wilderness mountain valley became a lake community, providing recreational facilities for hundreds of people each year.
Highland Lake Alabama Geography
Highland Lake is located in eastern Blount County, Alabama at 33°53’3.376″ North, 86°25’19.744″ West (33.884271, -86.422151). The town consists of homes built around Highland Lake, a reservoir on the Blackburn Fork of the Little Warrior River. The lake, at an elevation of 895 feet (273 m) above sea level, is in a valley between Blount Mountain to the southeast and Straight Mountain to the northwest. The town is 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Oneonta, the county seat of Blount County, along County Road 29.
Highland Lake Alabama Contact Information
TOWN OF HIGHLAND LAKE
612 LAKESHORE DRIVE
HIGHLAND LAKE, ALABAMA 35121