Pickwick Lake

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Pickwick Lake

Alabama

(256) 386-2228

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Things To Do

Overview

Pickwick Lake is famous for smallmouth bass and Tennessee River Catfish. Largemouth and spotted bass, white crappie, and sauger are also abundant. The lake reaches into portions of three states: Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. A canal links Pickwick to the Tombigbee Waterway, which provides access to the Gulf Coast. Spanned by the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, Pickwick is 55 miles long and has 43,100 acres of surface water.

Map of Pickwick Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 34.927901, -88.048654

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Activities

  • Boating

    Pickwick Lake is a popular boating and water skiing destination. Numerous public and private boat launches are spread along the shores of the lake.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Please contact the park for more information.

  • Camping

    The Pickwick Dam Tailwater Campground has 95 sites, 66 with electric and water hook-ups. The campground features a bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets, picnic tables and grills at each site, a boat ramp, and bank fishing.

  • Fishing

    Pickwick Lake is famous for smallmouth bass and Tennessee River Catfish. Biting year round are crappie, bluegill, white bass, stripes and sauger. Be sure to check license requirements, as the lake stretches into three states.

  • Picnicking

    Several parks on the shores of the lake have picnic areas and shelters.

  • RVing

    The Pickwick Dam Tailwater Campground has 95 sites, 66 with electric and water hook-ups. The campground features a bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets, picnic tables and grills at each site, dumpstation, and boat ramp.

  • Water Sports

    Pickwick lake is a great place to spend a weekend water skiing, swimming, or just relaxing on the calm waters.

Directions

Driving

From Florence, AL, go northwest on Highway 14. From Iuka, MS, go north on Highway 25. From Savannah, TN go south on Highway 128 to Pickwick Dam.

Flying

The closest major airports are in Memphis and Huntsville. A variety of car rental agencies is available at both.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(256) 386-2228

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