Come live the Lake Life on Guntersville Lake
The lake stretches 75 miles from Guntersville Dam to Nickajack Dam. It is Alabama's largest lake at 69,000 acres with more than 900 miles of shoreline.
Free boat ramps and private marinas dot the lake's perimeter. Fishing, boating, camping, hunting and eagle watching are popular sports in the area. Eagle watching centers on Guntersville State Park and the dam during the winter, though some bald eagles stay all year.
The lake and dam received its name from the town of Guntersville, which received its name from an early settler of the area, John Gunter.