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Description - Warrior Lake has a surface area of 7,800 acres and a length of 77 miles. Armistead I. Selden Lock and Dam was completed in 1962 and has a lift of 22 feet. Facilities on the lake include primitive camping, boat launching, and day use.

The Corps of Engineers provide seven day use parks for use by the public. These parks provide the public with a variety of recreational opportunities and easy access to the water. There are facilities for boaters, sightseers and picnickers.

Mound State Monument is located on the lake at mile 303.4. Forty Indian temple mounds rise from a bluff overlooking the Black Warrior. The area is maintained by the State of Alabama as a state park and features a village site, burial grounds and a museum.

Recreation - Warrior Lake offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, boating, water skiing, swimming, and fishing.

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.

Location - Warrior Lake is located six miles from Eutaw, Alabama.


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Contact Information:
Warrior Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 384 Resource Mgmt Drive , Demopolis, AL, 36732-1546, Phone: 334-289-3540

Additional Information:
Alabama Lakes & Reservoirs - Alabama's lakes and reservoirs includes everything from large reservoirs of thousands of acres to small several acre ponds.
Black Warrior And Tombigbee River Lakes - The Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers include six lakes: Bankhead, Holt, Oliver, Warrior, Demopolis, and Coffeeville Lakes. They offer camping, boating, sailing, fishing, water-skiing, hunting, hiking, camping and picnicking.

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