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Neely Henry Lake, Gadsden

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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 kmĀ²) 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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  • They are several roads banking or parcelling this lake. Has many recreation opportunities. It has some beach area but most are private owned for entrance fee. Normal. Good fishing and boating fun  more »
  • We visit this lake several times a year for various fishing tournaments with our high school fishing team.  more »
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  • 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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