On quiet mornings, as the fog rolls off the lake, the hazy profiles of determined anglers appear from out of the darkness, patiently pursuing that trophy largemouth bass. As the southern sun climbs over the afternoon sky, wave runners and water skiers emerge from the shores, kicking up spray up and down the river. Boats carefully maneuver the channel markers, some choosing to float down the river to the Gulf. Then, as the water enthusiasts retreat to their dinners, fishermen once again speckle the creeks and inlets, in search of crappie, bream and catfish. And so the life cycle of the lake continues, every day helping busy people learn to relax and enjoy the best recreation the South has to offer.
Every year Lake Eufaula is host to scores of fishing tournaments. These range from small club contests to some of the biggest bass tournaments in the country and a lot in-between; like the Alabama Children's Classic Bass Tournament held annually to help fund Niemann-Pick Disease research. Check our events calendar, the Lakepoint Resort State Park Marina, and the web sites for B.A.S.S. and FLW Outdoors for upcoming events to enter or to just come watch some exciting weigh-ins!
Lake Guides Lake Eufaula Fishing Guide - Tracy Beall, USCG Licensed 334.687.2245 or 334.703.2570 Hawk's Guide Service - Sam Williams, USCG Licensed 334.687.6266 Lake Eufaula Guide Service - 334.687.9595
License Purchase Lakepoint Marina - 334.687.6676 WalMart - 334.687.2218 Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Online at www.dcnr.state.al.us.com or 1.888.848.6887
US Army corps of engineers For water levels, a generation schedule, information on the fish attractor program, and other Corps maintained facilities, call: 229.768.2576 or visit: www.sam.usace.army.mil Walter F. George Lock and Dam In 1963 the Army Corps of Engineers created Lake Eufaula behind the lock and dam at Ft. Gaines, Georgia. At 88 feet high, the Walter F. George Lock and Dam is the second highest lock lift east of the Mississippi River. Open Daily: 8am - 4Pm EST
Walter F. George Resource Manager's Office This interpretive center orients visitors around Ft. Gaines with the help of displays and brochures. Located 2 miles north of Fort Gaines on Highway 39. 229.768.3516 Open: MonDay - Friday 8am - 4pM EST Saturday - Sunday 9:30am- 6pm EST
Old Creek Town Park This 1,205 acre public park located directly on Lake Eufaula includes a baseball /softball complex, boat launch, sandy beach and bath house, nature trail, scenic lake drive, picnic area, the community built "Playground of Dreams," and a newly refurbished pier that is handicap accessible. It is located at the end of Lake Drive and admission is charged 334.687.1213 www.eufaulaalabama.com/Departments/ParkRecreation.aspx
U.S. Corps of Engineer Parks There are 13 Corps of Engineers maintained day use parks and four campgrounds scattered along the banks of Lake Eufaula giving visitors opportunities to swim, camp, fish, boat, picnic or just relax. Day use parks include: Highland Park, Hardridge Creek Day Use Park, White Oak Creek Day-Use Park and Hatchechubbee Creek Park located on the Alabama side of the lake. East Bank Park, Pataula Creek Park, Cool Branch Park and River Bluff Park are located on the Georgia side of the lake. Overnight campgrounds include Bluff Creek, White Oak, Cotton Hill and Hardridge Creek. For more information on park locations, area history or picnic shelter reservations, call 229.768.2516 or stop by the Visitor Center at the Resource Site Office, located in Fort Gaines, Georgia. The office is open five day a week, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Kendallwood Park Nestled between historic Barbour and Broad Streets due north of the Cato-Thorne home, the park features a variety of plants, labeled by their scientific and common names, that attract birds and butterflies. Neighborhood associations, along with the help of the Eufaula Water and Sewer Board and the Horticulture Department, maintain this plant and butterfly park.
Blue Springs State Park The centerpiece of this unique, 103 acre park is a swimming pool fed with crystal clear water from an underground spring. At all times of the year the water remains at a cool 58 degrees, which is particularly comforting in a hot Alabama summer. Located in the western portion of Barbour County, on Highway 10, the park also offers picnic tables, tennis courts, campgrounds, a comfort station, playground, and a softball field. 334.397.4875 www.dcnr.state.al.us
Hunting Seasons You may obtain an up to date listing of all Alabama hunting seasons, limits and other information, or purchase a license from the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries at www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd/hunt.html.
Alabama Gamewatch 1.800.272.4263
Barbour County Wildlife Management Area Located near Clayton off Barbour County Road 49, this area offers outstanding deer, turkey, and quail hunting opportunities, a picnic area, and a concession building. A map of the area and hunting regulations are distributed every fall. Free admission. Pay according to activity. No charge for use of the picnic area.
Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources: Fisheries 334.242.3471 Wildlife 334.242.3469 Enforcement 334.242.3467 License Unit 334.242.3829 Hunter Education 334.242.3620
Bush Creek Plantation This privately owned hunting preserve, which has been passed down through the family for more than 150 years, offers 4,300 square feet of exquisite accommodations and is widely known for its trophy class whitetail deer and record setting gobblers. Located on Highway 79 North 334.775.9718
Hawkins Ridge Lodge Family owned and operated hunting lodge for your trophy bucks & turkeys. 334.687.6820 334.687.2645 www.hawkinshunting.com
Oak Ridge Hunting Lodge A family owned and operated lodge located in Barbour County, Alabama, a county nationally recognized for its whitetail deer hunting and turkey hunting. 334.266.5346 334.301.8021 www.oakridgehunting.com
Old Spring Hill Plantation Deep South hunting and fishing for bobwhite quail, whitetail deer, wild turkey, and largemouth bass, the way it used to be. The plantation provides year round commercial hunting and fishing trips, meals, and lodging. Corporate meetings are welcomed. 2383 Spring Hill Road 334.688.5050
Blue Springs State Park 2595 Highway 10 clio | alabama | 36017 334.397.4875
Lake Eufaula Campground 151 West Chewalla Creek Drive eufaula | Alabama | 36027 334.687.4425
Lakepoint State Park Resort 104 Lakepoint Drive eufaula | Alabama | 36027 334.687.6676
White Oak Creek Campground 395 Highway 95 Eufaula | Alabama | 36027 334.687.3101
Marinas Full service, guides, and rentals Chewalla Creek Marina 334.687.5751 Lakepoint Marina 334.687.8011
Boat Launches Highland Park - Mile marker 76.0 Hardridge Creek Park - Mile marker 78.0 Thomas Mill Creek Park - Mile marker 80.0 White Oak Creek Park Campground - Mile marker 86.4 Cheneyhatchee Creek Park - Mile marker 90.0 Barbour Creek Landing - Mile marker 91.0 Chewalla Creek Marina - Mile marker 95.0 Old Creek Town Park - Mile marker 97.5 Lakepoint Resort State Park - Mile marker 101.7
On-Water Gas Pumps Bagby State Park - Mile marker 78 Chewalla Marina - Mile marker 95 Lakepoint Resort - Mile marker 102 Florence State Park - Mile marker 113 Uchee Creek Recreational Area - Mile marker 138
Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge
The Eufaula Wildlife Refuge was established in 1964, thereby creating a protected habitat for endangered and threatened species, as well as for wintering waterfowl and other migratory species. Spanning 11,184 acres on both sides of the Chattahoochee River, the diverse refuge includes wetlands, croplands, woodlands, and grasslands, which are home to such animals as the bald eagle, American alligator, bobcat, and the peregrine falcon, along with the more common quail, armadillo, and beaver.
A seven mile auto tour route, two observation platforms, a one-third mile walking trail, youth hunts, fishing, photography, and other opportunities are available daily. For educational programs, hunting and fishing regulations, and all other regulations on the refuge, contact the Visitor Station.
Refuge open daily DURING daylight hours Office/Visitor Station open MonDAY - FriDAY 7:30am - 4:00pm
LAKEPOINT STATE PARK
This picturesque, recently renovated, 1,220 acre state park is conveniently located just 7 miles north of Eufaula on Highway 431, adjacent to the National Wildlife Refuge. With a wide array of activities, there is something for everyone. Angle for largemouth bass on Lake Eufaula or relax around the campfire. Enjoy an old-fashioned picnic while the kids explore the playgrounds. Take advantage of the full service marina with an afternoon boat ride. While on the green you can drive a ball around an 18 hole golf course, or you may choose to battle through a hot tennis match, followed by a dip in the swimming pool. Lakepoint is more than a fisherman's paradise!
Resort Motel overlooking the lake
Conference Center with six meeting/banquet rooms
Cabins – 29 cabins: two or four bedroom available
Campgrounds - water, electric hook-ups, sewage, bath houses