Lewis Smith Lake hosts several professional fishing events each year, but Walker County residents also cast for bass, bream and crappie, to name a few.
The massive lake encompasses 21,200 acres and reaches 200-foot depths. Boat rentals and campgrounds are available.
Lewis Smith Lake is an Alabama Power Co. Reservoir that was created by the construction of the Lewis Smith Dam in 1961 in Walker County and is the largest earthen dam in the eastern United states. The Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River was damned to create more than 500 miles of shoreline on a three fingered lake with the Sipsey River making up the left fork, Rock Creek the middle fork and Ryan Creek the right fork.