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.Take a look at our Gadsden online visit planner to schedule your visit to Neely Henry Lake and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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.
Neely Henry Lake reviews
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!
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.
Excellent fishing, good food and beautiful sights! We fell in love with the Lake and purchased a new home here. more »
Nothing i can complain about, fishing are only one thing that I don't like about some of Spanish people they are very rude , they can be next to you in 5 minutes if them see you catch some fish . Please 5 ft away .
We loved growing up with the river in our "backyard". We love being a part of this community and are so thankful to be able to do what we love...build beautiful boathouses and docks on this awesome lake! The fishing is great!
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