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Bankhead Lake In Alabama

Bankhead Lake, Alabama

Boating, camping and fishing.

With over 9,000 surface acres on which to play, Bankhead Lake provides plenty of room for boating, sightseeing water skiing and fishing. Located just 20 miles west of Birmingham, AL, this impoundment is easy to access. Five public facility use areas and fourteen user fee areas are available for entering these waters to fish from the bank and launch small watercraft like canoes and kayaks. Numerous boat launch ramps provide access for pleasure boats, pontoons and fishing boats. There are over 400 miles of shoreline, mostly brushy banks with scattered boat docks - all providing cover for baitfish and feeding fish. Multiple, annual stockings of rainbow trout keep a healthy supply available for trout fishing. The lake has quality stripers and hybrid striped bass which roam deep in summer and winter, migrating up river and shallower in Spring and fall. Offering a broad range of fish species to pursue, the lake supports healthy populations of crappie, bass, catfish, bluegill and sunfish creating pleasant choices for anglers.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY


Burchfield Branch Park Campground - 205 497-9828

Clevenger's Marina Park & Rec Campground - 205 491-6684

Deerlick Creek Public Use Area Campground - 205 759-1591

Bankhead Lake Map


Fish species found in Bankhead Lake include largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, redear sunfish, striped bass and hybrid stripers.

Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Rainbow trout Bluegill Redear Sunfish Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass

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Local Contact Information

Bankhead Lake
Franklin Ferry Marina
520 Marina Rd
Adger, AL 35006
205 686-7601

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