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Marion County Public Fishing Lake Reopens March 17

Marion County Public Fishing Lake will reopen on March 17, 2018, under the operation of new lake manager Barbara Goggans. The lake had been temporarily closed during the transition of operations to the new lake manager. The lake is located 6 miles north of Guin, Ala., off US Highway 43.

In addition to a valid fishing license, a daily $3 fishing permit is required for anglers ages 12 and older to fish. Boats may be rented for $5 and privately owned boats may be launched for $3. Permits, bait, fishing tackle and snacks may be purchased at the concession building. Marion County Public Fishing Lake also provides a covered fishing pier, a pavilion, a boat ramp and public restrooms.

For more information about Marion County Public Fishing Lake, call the lake manager at 205-921-7856; the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Fisheries Section at 334-242-3471; or visit

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit


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