R. E. 'Bob' Woodruff Lake

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R. E. 'Bob' Woodruff Lake


(334) 872-9554

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R.E. "Bob" Woodruff Lake stretches along 80 miles of the Alabama River and has an area of about 20 square miles. Woodruff Lake was made possible through the construction of the Robert F. Henry Lock and Dam which was completed in 1975. The dam backs up the river to a minimum depth of nine feet from the upper end of the William "Bill" Dannelly Reservoir to the Alabama Power Company's Walter Bouldin Dam on the Coosa River. The project's power plant produces enough electricity to serve approximately 45,000 homes.

As its level fluctuates minimally, the lake is an ideal spot for recreationists. Woodruff Lake offers such activities as fishing, boating, water skiing, picnicking, camping, swimming and hiking. The project features 11 parks that are well facilitated for visitors. Conveniences at the parks include beaches, campgrounds, picnic areas, trails and boat launching ramps. A park with lots to do, and a huge dam to view!

Map of R. E. 'Bob' Woodruff Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 32.337910, -86.770535



  • Boating

    Boating is allowed.

  • Camping

    There are established campgrounds.

  • Fishing

    Follow Alabama fishing regulations.

  • Hiking

    Hiking trails are available.

  • Hunting

    Follow Alabama hunting regulations.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas are established in the park.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming and water skiing are popular here.


Open year-round. Best in the summer months.



From Montgomery, US 80 30 mi to Benton.

Phone Numbers


(334) 872-9554