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Wilson Lake In Alabama

Wilson Lake, Alabama

Boating, camping and fishing.

An absolute boating paradise, Wilson Lake is nestled between Florence and Decatur, AL on the Tennessee River. This 15,000-acre lake has over 150 miles of shoreline with numerous boat ramps located around the lake for launching pleasure and fishing boats of all kinds. Kayaks, canoes and small fishing boats can be portaged from many of the shoreline fishing locations. Marinas, stores, camping and lodging are also scattered around the lake for convenience. A smallmouth bass haven with a long-standing reputation, it is also home to largemouth and spotted bass. Crappie, catfish, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch and both stripers and hybrid stripers also populate the lake and offer a multitude of fishing opportunities. If you like to fish from shore, there are numerous spots to wet a line - including a fishing pier with handicap access. Boat docks, timber, bluffs and some backwater brush provide the primary cover for predator fish species. Schooling fish follow the bait - typically deep in summer and winter, moving shallower in Spring and Fall.

Area Amenities

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


McFarland Park Campground - 256 740-8817

B & J Campground & RV Park - 256 665-5210

Heritage Acres RV Park - 256 383-7368

Florence City Campground - 256 740-8817

Tuscumbia RV Park - 866 930-7275

Fisherman's Resort Campground - 256 810-1880

Wilson Lake Map


Fish species found in Wilson Lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, white bass, yellow perch, hybrid striped bass, striped bass and sauger.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish White Bass Yellow Perch Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Sauger

Click here for a Alabama Fishing License.

Local Contact Information

Wilson Lake
Colbert Alloys Park
180 Alloys Park Ln
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
256 577-9619

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