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Warrior Lake

Warrior Lake is a reservoir located six miles northeast of Eutaw, Alabama. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the Armistead I. Selden Lock and Dam in 1958, which impounds the Black Warrior River. The Warrior Reservoir extends 77 miles upstream to the Oliver Dam at Tuscaloosa. Lake facilities include primitive camping, boat launches, and day use.


Warrior Lake is well known for its largemouth bass and crappie fishing. Other species include bream, hybrid striped bass, catfish, and drum. According to Alabama Outdoors, the best spots for fishing are at the headwaters of the reservoir below Oliver Dam or in the tailrace below Warrior Dam at Demopolis Lake.

When on the water, look for fish attractor buoys near Brush Creek. The Corps installed steel log fish attractors in this location in 2003. According to different reports, the lake's acreage can vary by over 1,500 feet. The 8,000 surface acres noted here is an average.


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    Warrior Lake Alabama Coordinates:
32.8543N -87.8375W
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Surface Area:
8,000 acres
Maximum Depth:
25 ft
410 ft
Normal Water Clarity:
3 ft
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Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (AAWF) maintains two boat ramps to this lake. These ramps include Fosters Ferry, which is located eight miles southwest of Tuscaloosa on the Black Warrior River, and Moundville, which is located 12 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa off State Highway 69.


Mound State Monument, located on the lake at Black Warrior River mile 303.4, is maintained by the State of Alabama and features Native American burial mounds, a village site, and a museum. This area is located near Moundville, where visitors can visit the Moundville Archaeological Park and use their campgrounds and meeting facilities.

Other places to stay are located mainly in Tuscaloosa County, although Eutaw has lodging to the west between the lake and I-20, and Greensboro in Hale County is located less than 30 minutes southeast from the lake. That town also holds lodging possibilities. The closest state park is located over an hour away above Tuscaloosa at Lake Lurleen State Park.

Review the Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging.


Located in Greene and Tuscaloosa Counties in Alabama, Warrior Lake is close to Eutaw, McClure, Darrah, Greensboro, and Moundville. The closest larger city is Tuscaloosa, which is located about 38 miles northeast along either I-20 or AL-60.

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