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Lewis Smith Lake Dam, Jasper

#28 of 63 in Nature in Alabama
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Lewis Smith Lake is a reservoir in north Alabama. Located on the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River, the lake covers over 21000acre in Cullman, Walker, and Winston counties. The maximum depth at the dam is 264 feet. The three-fingered lake has over 500mi of shoreline, and at full pool has a level of 510ft.
thumbnail The lake was created by Alabama Power with the construction of the Lewis Smith Dam. One of the largest earthen dams in the eastern United States, it stretches 2200ft in length and reaches a maximum height of 300ft. Construction began on November 25, 1957, and the dam entered service on September 5, 1961. The name honors Lewis Martin Smith, president of Alabama Power from 1952 to 1957.
Nearby towns include Bremen, Crane Hill and Dodge City in Cullman County; Curry and Jasper in Walker County; and Addison, Arley, Houston, and Double Springs in Winston County.
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  • Way prettier, larger, more fun, and fantastic than I ever expected. I was here Fourth of July weekend and had a blast!  more »
  • I live at Smith lake and it is beautiful year round. Our children and grandchildren love to visit. The water is very deep and clear. There are sandy beaches too. We go out in a pontoon boat and pull t...  more »
  • Smith Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Alabama. And with lots of new construction it is the perfect location for a second home
  • Beautiful clean lake. Great for fishing.

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