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Lake Guntersville

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Lake Guntersville


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594.88

-0.5 feet below full pool
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Lake Guntersville is located in the northern part of Alabama and has a long history dating back to the 1800s. Prior to being named Lake Guntersville, it was known as Cherokee Lake due to its proximity to the Cherokee Indian Reservation. In 1838, President Martin Van Buren ordered for the lake to be drained and converted into farmlands for settlers. It wasn't until after World War II when Dr. William Gunter from Sand Mountain proposed using TVA funds to build a dam on the Tennessee River that the lake was re-established and christened with its current name. Today, Lake Guntersville remains a popular recreation spot for fishers and boaters due to its abundance of fish species and stunning views of natural beauty.

Located at the base of the Appalachian Mountains, Guntersville offers nearly 69,000 acres of freshwater lake shoreline, as well as numerous coves and bays. The lake is home to several species of fish including striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie and catfish. It also boasts a wide variety of wildlife such as turtles, otters, bald eagles and osprey.

The surrounding area of Lake Guntersville contains many parks that offer visitors plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The Marshall County Park has boat ramps, picnic spots and nature trails while Goose Pond Colony Resort features campgrounds, golf courses and marinas. Additionally, there are multiple marinas along the shoreline where boaters can launch their vessels from or purchase fishing supplies.

Lake Guntersville is one of the most popular fishing destinations in Alabama due to its abundance of aquatic life and beautiful scenery. From trophy-sized bass to serene sunsets reflecting off its glassy surface, it's no wonder why this lake continues to draw in so many anglers year after year.




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