Claiborne Lake

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Claiborne Lake


(334) 872-9554

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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. Hikers can also experience a rugged foot trail at Gullet's Bluff that provides access to a splendid waterfall. Much of the lake's surrounding park land is being allowed to revert to its natural state, providing habitation for the abundant wildlife, including the rare Red Hill Salamander, a threatened species that lives only in this section of the state. While most of Claiborne Lake is rustic, the project does offer 11 developed areas featuring beaches, campgrounds, picnic areas, trails and boat launching ramps.

Map of Claiborne Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 31.615968, -87.556915



  • Boating

    Boating is allowed in the lake and surrounding bodies of water.

  • Camping

    There are developed campgrounds here.

  • Fishing

    Follow Alabama regulations for fishing.

  • Hiking

    There are many trails around the lake.

  • Hunting

    Follow Alabama hunting rules.

  • Picnicking

    There are developed picnic sites.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is allowed.


Open year-round.



From Grove Hill, Hwy 84 E to 41 N to county road 17 to dam.

Phone Numbers


(334) 872-9554