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Looking for eagles

Our reason for visiting Pickwick Lake in February was to spot bald eagles. The North Alabama... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jenny W
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Very nice lake

A lot of people out boating, fishing and swimming, beautiful clean lake, great for family and... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Cheryl F
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4 weeks ago
“Looking for eagles”
Jul 7, 2018
“Very nice lake”
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One of the South's best trophy smallmouth impoundments and popular for crappie and catfish. Runs from Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia to the Alabama-Mississippi Border.
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Jackson Park Dr, Florence, AL 35630
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our reason for visiting Pickwick Lake in February was to spot bald eagles. The North Alabama Birding Trail directed us to Waterloo and Pickwick Lake as the #11 spot for bird watchers. The temp was 37 and the wind was blowing, so we didn't hang...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jenny W
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

A lot of people out boating, fishing and swimming, beautiful clean lake, great for family and friends.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cheryl F
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Grew up around the corner from this place. It's awesome. Not much to do if you don't have a boat, though. You CAN rent....but it's not cheap. Also, "big" boats on the TN river are scary for small crafts.

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank JeenyReeny
Reviewed March 21, 2017

My husband loves to fish there both on the bank and sometimes he carries his boat. It a beautiful place to ride thru and just park and relax.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank 991shelliec
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Just finished a two day trip up there. Throwing the net for shad, and running up to the damn with your bait bouncing off the rocks will draw the fish out! Between my buddy and I we caught about 20 catfish, a 4 foot gar,...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Ltsteve35210
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a fishermen's dream.. Beautiful water.. Great place to walk and enjoy the scenery.. Restaurant on site, also hotel,place to camp,and they even rent cabins

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Brandy M
Reviewed December 9, 2015

This is Boaters' paradise, but you could float away in a daydream on those banks somewhere with a rod.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Doug W
Reviewed July 2, 2015

Provided one knows how to fish, has access to a boat, is familiar with boating safety, this is the place to be during pre-spawn as the currents are churning and smallmouth are stirring. Be sure to stop by the local tackle stores to see what...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank thetinkeringengineer
Reviewed April 17, 2015

Loved the cabin rentals golf course boat rentals lots to do . although we decided to go with Double Head Resort in Elgin Al.just a short distance away. Pickwick is still amazing

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank martyteresa317
Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very nice lake with some huge bass. The lack of short term rental, covered boat slips in the Florence area means you must pull your boat out every night or leave it exposed to the weather and potential theft.

Date of experience: March 2015
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