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Neely Henry Lake, Gadsden

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Neely Henry Lake is located on the Coosa River near Gadsden, Alabama. The lake was formed by the Neely Henry Dam (57 ft high), built in 1966 by Alabama Power Company for hydroelectric power and recreation.

Completed on June 2, 1966, the dam and reservoir were named for H. Neely Henry, a senior executive vice-president of Alabama Power. The dam has a 72,900 kilowatt generating capacity; the lake covers 11,200 surface acres (45.3 km²) with a total capacity of 129,800 acre-feet and about 339 miles of shoreline. The nearest town is Ohatchee, Alabama to the East of the dam, and Ragland, Alabama to the West. It is an excellent recreational lake with fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, spotted bass, bluegill and other sunfish, crappie, catfish, striped bass, hybrid and white bass. Alabama Power maintains three public access sites on the lake.
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  • This was my fourth time visiting the lake. The fishing is great for crappie and the lake isn’t packed like other places. While in town we purchased a vacation home. Can’t wait to go back!  more »
  • Excellent fishing, good food and beautiful sights! We fell in love with the Lake and purchased a new home here.  more »
  • Live just below Hwy 77 Nridge love the area.
  • My favorite pass time play time is here at the lake fishing that is if the fish are bitin... It's just so relaxing

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