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Aliceville Lake

Aliceville Lake is a reservoir that Alabama locals often call Pickensville Lake. This body of water is impounded by the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam, located one mile southwest of Pickensville and 50 miles west of Tuscaloosa on the state line. One third of this lake is located in Mississippi, and the dam and reservoir are one of four lock and dam structures situated on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.


Aliceville Lake has been popular for its largemouth bass and crappie populations since its development in 1980. Other fish species include catfish, redear sunfish, bluegill, and drum. A reciprocal agreement between Alabama and Mississippi states that sports fishing licenses from either state are recognized in most waters along the state lines. For those anglers fishing the Mississippi side of Aliceville Lake, the reciprocal agreement states that sport fishing licenses for either state are recognized from River Mile 322 to the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam.


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    Aliceville Lake Alabama Coordinates:
33.2389N -88.2847W
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Lake Type:
Surface Area:
8,300 acres
Maximum Depth:
25 ft
128 ft
Normal Water Clarity:
3 ft
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A fishing pier is available on the west bank immediately below the dam to fish the tailwaters. Public boat launches on the lake include Pickensville Recreation Area, Marina Cove, and Raleigh Ryan. All but Marina Cove also include bank fishing.


Carrollton and Aliceville both are located near the lake on the Alabama side, and they both offer lodging. Pickensville also provides camping. The lake is nowhere near a state park that might serve campers, either in Alabama or in Mississippi. However, lodging can be found in Columbus, Mississippi, which is only 25 miles from the lake.

Review the Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging.


Located in Pickens County, Alabama and in Noxubee and Lowndes Counties in Mississippi, Aliceville Lake is flanked by Columbus, Mississippi to the west and Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the east. Although Tuscaloosa is twice the distance from the lake as Columbus, it is the larger town with a larger airport. I-59/20 is the closest interstate to this lake, and it is located south of Tuscaloosa.

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