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Big Creek Lake

Also known as Converse Reservoir, Big Creek Lake is located in west Mobile County, Alabama. This 3,600-acre municipal lake serves as the drinking water supply for Mobile. Big Creek Lake was created by impounding Big Creek tributary, which originates in Alabama and then joins the Escatawpa River east of Robertson Lake in Jackson County, Mississippi. The Escatawpa flows into the Pascagoula River in Mississippi and then empties into the Mississippi Sound in the Gulf of Mexico.


Reports are that the bass and crappie fishing have been the best within recent years at Big Creek Lake. Bass tournament activity has increased here as well. Anglers have access to only one bait shop, but the proximity to Mobile provides other opportunities for tackle and other fishing services.

The Escatawpa River has been declared navigable through Mobile County, and it was determined that the State of Alabama owns the bottom of the stream. Although navigable mostly by canoe, Jon boat, or kayak, anglers can still fish this river with an Alabama license. There are consumption advisories for this river.


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    Big Creek Lake Alabama Coordinates:
30.7122N -88.3400W
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Surface Area:
3,600 acres
Maximum Depth:
25 ft
110 ft
Normal Water Clarity:
3 ft
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The only boat access to Bear Creek Lake at this time is at Fox Landing at the end of Howell's Ferry Road.


Meaher State Park is located in Mobile Bay's wetlands, and it is a day use park with 56 new camp sites that have electric, water, and sewer hook-ups and bathhouse facilities for overnight guests. This park has a boat ramp that enters the Mobile Delta at the northern end of Mobile Bay, and the park is located just 28 miles from Bear Creek Lake.

The lake's close proximity to Mobile offers visitors many other places to stay, from private campgrounds to RV parks, hotels and motels, inns, resorts, and temporary vacations rentals.

Review the Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging.


Located entirely in Mobile County in Alabama, Warrior Lake is close to Mobile and surround suburbs. The lake is only 11 miles from Mobile Regional Airport. The lake also is very near Mobile Bay and access to the Gulf of Mexico.

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