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Bankhead Lake- The Corps maintains an overlook area with picnic facilities on the east side of the river above the John Hollis Bankhead Lock and Dam. All other development is privately owned or commercial. This includes the Marina and fishing camps.
Claiborne Lake- Claiborne Lake is the most primitive of the Alabama River Lakes. Nestled in Alabama's southwest hill country, the lake encompasses over 60 miles of the Alabama River, stretching from the Claiborne Lock and Dam to Millers Ferry Lock and Dam.
Demopolis Lake- Demopolis Lake extends 48 miles upriver on the Black Warrior and 53 miles up the Tombigbee and covers 10,000 acres. Two modern campgrounds and many day use facilities, as well as primitive camping areas, are available on Demopolis Lake.
Holt Lake- Holt Lake is a narrow winding body of water which stretches for 18 miles and encompasses 3,200 surface acres. There are several areas with facilities for boaters, swimmers, picnickers, hikers, and sightseers.
Oliver Lake- Oliver Lake is nine miles long with approximately 1,000 surface acres. Recreational activities include a marina, a fishing pier and a boat launching ramp.
Warrior Lake- Warrior Lake is located six miles from Eutaw, Alabama. It has a surface area of 7,800 acres and a length of 77 miles. There are facilities for boaters, sightseers and picnickers.

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Tombigbee, cabin
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Tombigbee, cabin
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.

Attractions -
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.

Location - Black Warrior and Tombigbee Lakes are located in north-central Alabama.


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Black Warrior And Tombigbee River Lakes, P.O. Box 520 , DEMOPOLIS, AL, 36732-0520, Phone: 334-289-3540

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Alabama Lakes & Reservoirs - Alabama's lakes and reservoirs includes everything from large reservoirs of thousands of acres to small several acre ponds.
Alabama River Lakes - Within Alabama River Lakes there are a variety of activities which include camping, boating, fishing and hunting.
Central Alabama - Central Alabama includes the area surrounding Montgomery, Auburn and Tuscaloosa. The Tuskegee National Forest, a portion of the Talladega National Forest, numerous State Parks and several large lakes can be found in this area.
North Alabama - North Alabama includes the northern third of the state, from Birmingham, north. This region offers waterfalls, fish-filled rivers and lakes, rapids suited for rafting and caves to explore.

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