The Black Warrior & Tombigbee Lakes (BW&T) consist of six lakes - Demopolis, Coffeeville, Warrior, Oliver, Holt and Bankhead. The lakes vary in size from the largest, Demopolis Lake with a surface area of 10,000 acres, to the smallest, Oliver Lake with a surface area of 800 acres.
Holt Lake is a narrow winding body of water which stretches for 18 miles and encompasses 3,200 surface acres. The lake lies six miles northeast of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Holt Lake was formed by the damming of the Black Warrior River at mile 347.0. Construction of the lock and dam was completed in 1966.
Bald eagles visit the lake in the winter. It is not unusual to spot the majestic birds along and above the lake shore from November to February.
Location: 6 mi NE of Tuscaloosa