Description - The Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers have been important commercial waterways since the earliest settlers moved inland and built homes along the river banks. Today, the navigation improvements that make these waterways among the most important in the Southeast have also created a series of scenic lakes with abundant recreational opportunities. Historic sites, picturesque terrain, and abundant recreational opportunities welcome visitors year round to the 47 recreation areas on the six lakes that make up this 453-mile-long project.
Copyright: - Mississippi State Parks
The six lakes along the Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers are: Bankhead, Holt, Oliver, Warrior, Demopolis, and Coffeeville Lakes
The waterways which form the lakes flow though an area rich in historical significance. Side trips to local landmarks make a holiday or vacation spent in the lakes area a special time to combine learning with fun.
Recreation - The Black Warrior and Tombigbee River Lakes offer camping, boating, sailing, fishing, water-skiing, hunting, hiking, camping and picnicking.
Climate - The climate of Alabama's lowlands can be described as subtropical with nearly 60 inches of rain each year. The highest amount of rain reaches the region as afternoon thunderstorms in July, August and September. Summers are extremely hot and humid with temperatures frequently reaching above 100 degrees F. Summer nights cool slightly and provide a good time to travel through the region.
Winter temperatures are mild, rarely dipping below 40 degrees with the humidity level at its lowest in November and December. Spring and fall are very pleasant times to visit the region. Spring brings mild temperatures and blooming trees and flowers. During the fall temperatures range from 65 to 85 degrees F with low humidity levels. Northern Alabama is generally cooler than the south due to its higher elevations.
Black Warrior and Tombigbee Lakes are located in north-central Alabama.