Highland Lake Alabama

Highland Lake Alabama

Highland Lake is a vibrant lakeside community in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachain Mountains in Blount County, Alabama. Location of Highland Lake Alabama 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.

Blue Springs State Park

Blue Springs State Park
Alabama State Park
Cilo AL
Barbour County Alabama
 

Blue Springs State Park is located about 6 miles east of Clio, Alabama in southeast Alabama, 2595 Hwy 10,  Cilo 36017.  

You can obtain information regarding the park calling 334-397-4875; faxing 334-397-4875 or by email to: BlueSprings.STPK@dcnr.Alabama.gov.  

The park is open from 7 am until sundown daily.  The park offers camping, rental campers, fishing, swimming, comfort stations, playground, grills and a picnic area.   The entrance fees are Adults $3.00, children 6 to 11 $1.00, seniors (62 and older) and disabled citizens $1.00.   The park has 103 acres and includes a crystal clear underground spring pool. Additional Alabama State Parks 

Chewacla State Park

Chewacla State Park

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.

Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge

Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge

Over 20,000 people visit Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge annually to enjoy fishing, hunting, wildlife observation and other compatible wildlife dependent activities.

Guntersville Lake

Guntersville Lake

Guntersville Lake (generally referred to locally as Lake Guntersville) is located in north Alabama between Bridgeport and Guntersville.

Little River Canyon National Preserve

Little River Canyon National Preserve

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.

Oak Mountain State Park

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.

Lake Bankhead

Bankhead Lake

Bankhead Lake

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.