Lewis Smith Lake, Alabama
October 6, 2015 | Shelby Hixen
Lewis Smith Lake is located in north Alabama, just 20 miles northwest of Birmingham on the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River. It was originally created back in 1961, and since then has become an extremely popular destination for recreation and comfortable living.
The lake was formed when the Alabama Power Company built the Lewis Smith Dam, which is still one of the largest earthen dams in the eastern United States. It stands at over 300 feet high and 2,200 feet long. It’s also nearly a quarter of a mile wide at its base.
Smith Lake now covers 21,000 acres, and, despite the beauty of its deep, clear water, it wasn’t until the 80s when people really started developing the area around it. Now, you’ll find great options for waterfront activities, dining, shopping, and other recreational opportunities. The area remains a great location to have lake-front property and just unwind in the beautiful environment.
Exploring Lewis Smith Lake
With over 500 miles of shoreline, there are some amazing Alabama lake properties featuring beautiful lake front property homes all around Lewis Smith Lake. But there’s even more to explore and see.
On the west side of the lake you’ll find Bankhead National Forest, which is full of beautiful scenery, stunning nature walks, biking trails, and scenic points.
Luckily, this quiet community in this beautiful lake is just a quick drive to Birmingham and Huntsville so you’re never too far from shopping malls, movie theaters, grocery stores, and schools.
Whether you’re looking for a cozy starter home or a beautiful waterfront property in Alabama, where you can enjoy some great recreational activities, Lewis Smith Lake has everything you need. We can help you find the perfect home. Contact us today to learn more about the real estate, lots, properties and other opportunities in this area.