Where Eagles Soar
Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking and More Are Right in Your Own Back Yard
As one of the area’s best-kept secrets, Walker County Lake in Jasper is quietly earning its place among Central Alabama’s premier resources for outdoor recreation. The 163-acre public lake and its well-maintained surroundings make for an inviting family-friendly environment that puts you next to nature, close to home.
Whether you’re an experienced angler or just want to kick back and drop a line in the water, Walker County Lake is for you. Stocked with bream, catfish and crappie, as well as striped and largemouth bass, something is almost always biting and ready to test your skills. Night fishing is even available in the summer. Please note that a valid State of Alabama fishing license is required for each person fishing, and can be purchased at the lake or online by clicking here. For more information, including an interactive contour map of the lake, click here.
BOATING & KAYAKING
Walker County Lake offers both flat-bottom boats and kayaks for daily rental on a first-come-first-served basis to those age 16 and older (identification is required). You may also bring your own boat and use our launch facility for a nominal fee. As part of our commitment to maintain the natural tranquility of the lake, motorboat operation is limited to trolling.
HIKING & BIRDING
Two miles of hiking trails around Walker County Lake (soon to be five miles) immerse you in the great outdoors with sights and sounds that are far-removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As part of the West Alabama Birding Trail, we’re home to a tremendous variety of species ranging from Tree Swallows and Yellow Warblers to Kingfishers and American Bald Eagles. Click here for a detailed preview.
The newest feature of Walker County Lake is the two-acre Walker County Community Archery Park. This family-friendly facility is the first of its kind in Alabama offering an elevated shooting platform that meets outdoor accessibility guidelines for individuals with physical disabilities. The park has an adult known-distance range from 15 to 50 yards and a youth known-distance range from five to 20 yards. The elevated shooting platform has six targets at distances ranging from 10 to 40 yards, with a path of access to the 10-yard and 20-yard targets. There is no fee to use the park, but residents between the ages of 16 and 65 are required to have a valid hunting or fishing license or Wildlife Heritage License. Licenses can be purchased at the lake or online by clicking here. Groups, such as schools, churches, clubs, and parks & recreation programs, are allowed to reserve the ranges. Call Jasper Parks & Recreation at 205.385.7979 to schedule a reservation.
GROUPS & EVENTS
Walker County Lake is a beautiful, affordable venue for everything from weddings and reunions to birthday parties and picnics. The gazebo is best for intimate gatherings while the pavilion offers scenic views and seating for larger groups. Either can be reserved on a daily basis. For details, please call 205.221.1801.
Walker County Lake just keeps getting better. Watch for updates on plans for mountain biking as recreational opportunities continue to expand.
Improvements to Walker County Lake are made possible through the efforts of the Walker County Health Action Partnership.