Claiborne Lake is the most primitive of the Alabama River Lakes. Nestled in Alabama's southwest hill country, the lake encompasses over 60 miles of the Alabama River, stretching from the Claiborne Lock and Dam to Millers Ferry Lock and Dam.
Although the lake remains mostly within the original river banks, Claiborne provides extensive opportunities for water-related recreation, such as boating, fishing, swimming and skiing. There are also plenty of good sites for picnicking, camping and hiking. One of the most beautiful views of the lake can be seen at Silver Creek Park; a rugged foot trail at Gullet's Bluff Provides access to a splendid waterfall.
While most of Claiborne Lake is rustic, the project does offer 11 developed areas featuring beaches, campgrounds, picnic areas, trails and boat launching ramps. Annual attendance figures for the area are well over of a million people.
Location: From Grove Hill, Hwy 84 E to 41 N to county road 17 to dam