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Bank and Accessible Fishing

Bank and Wheelchair Accessible Fishing Opportunities in West Central Alabama

Bank fishing at Dallas County LakeYour purchase of a fishing license financially supports the protection and enhancement of Alabma's aquatic resources.  Bank fishing is allowed at Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division Boating Access Areas when fishing activity does not interfere with boating access.

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Autauga Autauga Creek at Hwy. 14 in Prattville
  Autauga Creek at Pratt Park near the stadium
  Cooters Pond on Jones Bluff in Prattville (1844 Cooters Pond Road, Prattville) on the banks of the Alabama River with two boat ramps, docks, riverwalk, picnic grills, tables, three pavilions are available for rental, basketball court, and large green-space.
  Jones Bluff Reservoir tailwaters (Robert F. Henry Lock and Dam)
  Pratt Park Pond in Prattville near the stadium (wheelchair accessible) (may be closed on occasion to prepare for fishing events)
  Swift Creek in Autaugaville
Bibb Bibb County State Public Fishing Lake
off Hwy. 5 (wheelchair accessible) (fee)
  Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area
on the Bibb/Shelby County Line
  Cahaba River at Pratt's Ferry
  Cahaba River Wildlife Refuge near West
  Little Cahaba River
Chilton Lake Mitchell at Higgins Ferry Park
Dallas Alabama River at Bypass Bridge (adjacent lake is private)
  Alabama River at Edmund Pettus Bridge
  Alabama River at Six Mile Creek Park
  Alabama River at the Selma City Marina
  Boque Chitto Creek at Highway 80
  Cahaba River at US Highway 80
  Cahaba River at Highway 22
  Cahaba River at Old Cahaba Park
  Camp Grist Lake off County Road 39
  Dallas County State Public Fishing Lake off County Road 6 (wheelchair accessible) (fee)
  Paul M. Grist State Park (lake) (fee)
Greene Backbone Park Creek Boat Ramp on Demopolis Lake (US Army Corps of Engineers or USACE)
  Demopolis Access (City Landing)
  Finches Ferry on Warrior Lake (USACE)
  Forkland on Demopolis Lake (USACE)
  Foscue Creek Park on Demopolis Lake (USACE)
  Greene County Ponds off County Road 89
  Lock 4 Park on Demopolis Lake (USACE)
  Lock 7 West Park on Warrior Lake (USACE)
  Lower Pool Park on Demopolis Lake (USACE)
  Runaway Branch II Park on Demopolis Lake (USACE)
  Selden Damsite Park on Warrior Lake
  Sipsey River from AL Hwy 14
Hale Arcola Park on Demopolis Lake (USACE)
  Brush Creek arm of Warrior Reservoir at the Hwy. 60 Bridge near Akron
  Brush Creek arm of Warrior Reservoir at the Hwy. 69 Bridge near Akron
  Jennings Ferry on Warrior Lake(USACE)
  Lock 5 Park on Demopolis Lake (USACE)
  Lock 6 Park on Demopolis Lake (USACE)
  Lock No. 7 East Park on Warrior Reservoir  (USACE) 
  Lock No. 8 Park on Warrior Reservoir  (USACE)
  Payne Lake off Hwy. 25, Oakmulgee Ranger District - Talladega National Forest
  Prairie Creek arm of Warrior Reservoir at the Hwy. 25 Bridge
  Prairie Creek arm of Warrior Reservoir at the Hwy. 69 Bridge
Jefferson Cahaba River at Old Montgomery Hwy. Bridge, US Hwy. 31 in Hoover
  Cosby Lake Park in Clay
  East Lake City Lake in Birmingham
  Fivemile Creek at Brookside Greenway Park
  Lake Purdy east of Birmingham off US Hwy. 280
  Locust Fork at Birmingport Access off Hwy. 269
  Locust Fork at County Access near the Gorgas Steam Plant
  Flat Top Grocers Access in Adamsville (stream)
  Locus Fork at Buckshort Bridge Access off Mt. Olive Road
  Locust Fork at Warrior Access off Kimberly-Warrior Road
  Tannehill State Historical Park on the Jefferson/Tuscaloosa County Line (stream) (fee)
  Turkey Creek 
  West Jefferson Lake off Flat Top Road in west Jefferson County
Lowndes Alabama River (Jones Bluff) at Benton Access Area
  Alabama River (Jones Bluff) at Long's Landing
  Alabama River (Jones Bluff) at Prairie Creek Corps of Engineers Campsite  (campers only - fee)
  Alabama River at the Robert F. Henry Lock and Dam 
  Holy Ground Battlefield (wheelchair accessible)
  Pond at the Riggins Tract of Lowndes WMA
  Tallawassee Creek
Marengo Foscue Park on Demopolis Lake (USACE)
  French Creek
  Thomaston Lake in downtown Thomaston
Perry Cahaba River Barton's Beach
  Cahaba River Access at Highway 14
  Cahaba River at Suttle Bridge (Highway 6)
  Oakmulgee Creek at Hwy. 30 & 64
  Perry Lakes behind Marion Fish Hatchery
Pickens Sipsey River from Corps of Engineer property adjacent to railroad crossing off Lower Vienna Road (half mile walk)
  Sipsey River from Lower Vienna Road on Corps of Engineer land (100 yards)
  Tombigbee River and Bogue Chitto Creek at Cochrane Campground (Gainesville Lake) (fee)
  Tombigbee River at Raleigh-Ryan Boat Launch (Aliceville Lake) (fee) (wheelchair accessible pier)
  Tombigbee River at Tom Bevill Lock and Dam east and west sides near Pickensville
Shelby Brantleyville Lake in Alabaster off County Road 260 (fee)
  Brent Lake in Pelham off Hwy. 11 (fee)
  Buck Creek Access (tributary to the Cahaba River) (Old Town-Helena-Hwy. 262)
  Cahaba River 280 Bridge Access
  Cahaba River Alabama Small Boats Access (Helena-Hwy. 52)
  Cahaba River within Cahaba Wildlife Management Area off County Road 251 ("The Slab")
  Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area off County Road 10
  Coosa River at Gorman Park in Vincent (Lay Lake)
  Joe Tucker Park in the City of Helena (lake)
  Lake Purdy east of Birmingham off US Hwy. 280
  Lay Lake at 400 boat launch off Hwy 400 (bank and small pier fishing)
  Lay Lake at Beeswax Boat Launch and Park off Hwy 145 near Columbiana (bank, pier, picnic area)
  Lay Lake at Bozo's Fish Camp and Boat Launch off County Road 402
  Lay Lake at Gorman Park in Vincent
  Lay Lake at Hwy 119 bridge
  Lay Lake at Hwy 145 bridge over Waxahatchee Creek
  Lay Lake at Old Lokey Ferry Road (bank fishing off side of the road)
  Montevallo Lakes at the University of Montevallo (fee for non-faculty - permit available from University Police Department)
  Oak Mountain State Park (3 lakes) in Pelham (fee) (wheelchair accessible)
  Shoal Creek at Orr Park in Montevallo
  Sonny Penhale Park (lake)
  Stephen's Park in Montevallo (lake)
  Waxahatchee Creek at Hwy 145 bridge (Lay Lake)
  Yellow Leaf Creek at Hwy 25 bridge on Lay Lake, Harpersville/Wilsonville
Sumter Belmont Park on Demopolis Lake (USACE)
  Demopolis Lake at Epes
  Demopolis Lake at Howell Helfin Lock and Dam
  Lake Louise in York
  Lake LU on the University of West Alabama (fee)
Tuscaloosa Black Warrior River at Fosters Public Access Area off Hwy 11 South in Fosters, Alabama
  Black Warrior River at Moundville Public Access Area in Moundville
  Big Sandy Creek near Hulls
  Harris Lake, a City of Tuscaloosa property
  Holt Damsite Right Bank on Holt Reservoir (USACE)
  Holt Reservoir at Blue Creek Public Use Area (USACE)
  Holt Reservoir at Burchfield Branch Public Use Area (USACE) (wheelchair accessible) (fee)
  Holt Reservoir at Deerlick Creek Public Use Area (USACE) (fee)
  Holt Reservoir at Rocky Branch Public Use Area (USACE) (fee)
  Holt Reservoir at Rock Quarry and Eagle Cove Marina (USACE) (fee)
  Holt Reservoir at Old Lock 15 (USACE) (fee)
  Hurricane Creek at Highway 216
  Lake Lurleen State Park in Northport (wheelchair accessible) (fee)  (canoe rental and boat launch available)
  Lake Nicol northeast of Tuscaloosa (also seen as Lake Nichol)
  Lake Tuscaloosa
  Mimosa Park off Kauloosa Avenue in Tuscaloosa (lake)
  Oliver Dam tailrace, City of Tuscaloosa
  Oliver Lake at River Road Park off Jack Warner Parkway in Tuscaloosa
  Oliver Lake at Riverview Public Access Area off Jack Warner Parkway in Tuscaloosa
  Sipsey River at the Sipsey Randolph Tract, Sipsey-Robertson Tract
  Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park on the Jefferson/Tuscaloosa County Line (stream) (fee for entrance and another for fishing)

For more information about bank fishing in west central Alabama, contact the District III Fisheries Supervisor, Jay Haffner.

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