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Alabama River Lakes
1226 Powerhouse Road
Camden, AL 36726-9109
Phone: (334) 682-4244
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See the Alabama River Lakes website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: Claiborne Lake - From Grove Hill, Highway 84 east to 41 north to county road 17 to dam.
William Dannelly Reservoir - From Camden, Highway 28 west 9 miles to dam.
R.E. Bob Woodruff Lake - From Montgomery, US 80 30 miles to Benton.

Factoid: 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. Claiborne Lock and Dam was completed in 1971 but was opened for navigation in November 1969. It has no power installation. Although the lake remains mostly within the original river banks, Claiborne provides extensive opportunities for water-related recreation.
Bisecting Alabama's Black Prairie Belt, the William "Bill" Dannelly Reservoir encompasses 105 miles of the Alabama River. Dannelly Reservoir boasts an area of about 27 square miles and a shoreline of more than 500 miles. Since opening in 1974, the lake and its surrounding parks have become a recreational center, offering excellent fishing, skiing, boating and hunting. With its great appeal to sportsmen, birders, naturalists and those who just want to "get away from it all," it's little wonder that almost 3 million people visit Dannelly each year.
Woodruff Lake offers such activities as fishing, boating, water-skiing, picnicking, camping, swimming and hiking. The project features 11 parks that are well-facilitated for visitors. Conveniences at the parks include beaches, campgrounds, picnic areas, trails and boat launching ramps. Since construction of the first park in 1975, annual attendance figures have soared to over 2 million.

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Recreation areas 1 - 20 of 38 at Alabama River Lakes

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 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Bells Landing       X     A       H
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Benton   $       X     A        
Black Creek       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Bogue Chitto   $       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Bridgeport Beach   $     X       A GS X BE H
Bridgeport Ramp       X     A GS      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Chilatchee Creek  Link ro reservation at   $ E N D   X X   C   X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Clifton Ferry       X     A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Cobbs Landing       X           W
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Damsite East Bank       X   C P A GS X   B H
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Damsite East Bank - Dannelly           P A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Damsite East Bank - Woodruff           P A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Damsite West Bank N         P A GS      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Damsite West Bank - Dannelly             A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area East Bank Beach   $             A GS X BE  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Ellis Landing   $       X     A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Elm Bluff   $ N     X     A        
Ft. Toulouse E D   X X     G GS      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Gees Bend       X   D A GS X    
Gullets Bluff             GS      
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails *
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

* Bike trails upgraded with help from International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). Visit for more information.

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