"A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is the earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature."

Henry David Thoreau

 
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THE HISTORY

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In 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act and created a public corporation “to improve the navigability and to provide for the flood control on the Tennessee River: to provide for reforestation and the proper use of marginal lands in the Tennessee Valley: to provide for the agricultural and industrial development of said valley ; to provide for the national defense by the creation of a corporation for the operation of Government properties at and near Muscle Shoals in the State of Alabama, and for other purposes.”

 

Construction on the Guntersville Dam began on December 4, 1935 and was completed on January 17, 1939. Since then, the hydroelectric dam has generated 124 megawatts of power per day and provided electricity to the region. The Guntersville Reservoir has nearly 900 miles of shoreline and is 69,000 acres making it one of the largest lakes in the Southeastern United States, and the “Playground of the South”!

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YEAR ROUND

Unlike the majority of lakes in the southeast, Lake Guntersville maintains a level pool year-round.

 

ALABAMA'S

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Stretching 75 miles from Guntersville Dam to the Nickajack Dam just south of Chattanooga, Lake Guntersville is one of the largest lakes in the southeast.

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WORLD CLASS

Year after year, Lake Guntersville ranks in the top five in North America for bass fishing. Guntersville hosted the 2014 Bassmaster Classic and is home to 5 Bassmaster Classic champions.

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NAVIGABLE

Alabama has more navigable water than any other state in the country. Lake Guntersville marks the southern-most point of the Tennessee River, which is the largest tributary of the Ohio River.

WILDLIFE

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Alabama has more navigable water than any other state in the country. Lake Guntersville marks the southern-most point of the Tennessee River, which is the largest tributary of the Ohio River.

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