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Black Warrior River

 
Length: 178 miles (286 kilometers)

The Black Warrior is a navigable river rising in north-central Alabama and flowing approximately 178 miles generally southwest to the Tombigbee River.



BLACK WARRIOR RIVER LAKES
Lewis Smith Lake (or Smith Lake) is located in North-Central Alabama about 20 miles northwest of Birmingham in state of Alabama (U.S.) counties of Cullman, Walker and Winston. The 300-foot high dam, completed in 1961 by Alabama Power Company, impounds the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River to form the lake. Smith Lake has a surface area of 21,2...
    Full Pool: 510.0 MSL     Area: 21,200 Acres      Printed Smith Lake Map

Bankhead Reservoir contains 9,200 acres and is the second largest lake on the Warrior River. Located approximately 15 miles west of Birmingham and 30 miles northeast of Tuscaloosa, Bankhead Reservoir flows through Walker, Jefferson and Tuscaloosa Counties. The primary uses for this reservoir are navigation, hydroelectric generation, flood control, ...
    Full Pool: 255.1 MSL     Area: 9,200 Acres      Printed Bankhead Lake Map

Located five miles north of the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport in west central Alabama, Lake Tuscaloosa is a 5,885-acre water supply reservoir with 177 miles of shoreline. The tailwater area (North River) drains into the Black Warrior River basin and is a popular recreational area to many anglers. When the reservoir was impounded by the City of...
    Full Pool: 230.0 MSL     Area: 5,885 Acres      Printed Lake Tuscaloosa Map

Holt Reservoir is a modest sized 3,296-acre lake on the Black Warrior River and is located just north of Tuscaloosa from the Holt Lock and Dam upstream to Bankhead Dam. The primary uses for this reservoir are navigation, flood control, and recreation. Camping, hunting and boating are also available on this reservoir. There are modern camping areas,...
    Full Pool: 187.0 MSL     Area: 3,296 Acres

Warrior Lake, located six miles from Eutaw, AL, has a surface area of 7,800 acres and a length of 77 miles. Armistead I. Selden Lock and Dam was completed in 1962. Facilities on the lake include primitive camping, boat launching and day use. Mound State Monument is located on the lake at mile 303.4. Forty Indian temple mounds rise from a bluff o...
        Area: 7,800 Acres

Inland Lake impounds 1,557 acres of water on the Blackburn Fork of the Little Warrior River in Blount County. The reservoir has a shoreline length of 32.25 miles and a drainage area of 70 sq mi. It is a very deep clear lake with a mean depth of 77 ft. The dam, completed in 1939, is located 9 miles SSW of Oneonta. The reservoir is operated by th...
        Area: 1,536 Acres

Oliver Lake is the smallest of six lakes formed by a series of locks and dams on the Black Warrior River near Tuscaloosa in west central (Metropolitan Region) Alabama. The Army Corps of Engineers manage two recreational facilities on Oliver Lake which include a boat launch ramp on the north side of the lake in Northport and a fishing pier on the so...
        Area: 2,150 Acres