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Coffeeville Lake

Coffeeville Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on the Tombigbee River. Operated by the Corps and Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and private operators, this lake stretches 97 miles from the dam near Coffeeville to Demopolis.


Largemouth bass is the popular game fish in this lake, especially in open creeks like the Turkey, Copper Sale, and Okatuppa. Anglers also can find white and black crappie, a variety of catfish species, bream, and striped bass. The tailwaters offer anglers a variety of catfish, including channel, flathead, and blue. Bait and tackle are available at many locations around the lake.


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    Coffeeville Lake Alabama Coordinates:
32.0040N -88.0894W
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Surface Area:
8,800 acres
Maximum Depth:
25 ft
404 ft
Normal Water Clarity:
3 ft
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The Army Corps of Engineers maintains a service campground that offers a boat ramp just upstream from the dam. Many anglers launch at this ramp and pass through the lock to gain access to the tailwaters below the dam.


The 4,000-acre Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge is situated along the lower portion of Coffeeville Lake, offering campsites, a laundromat, and a boat ramp. Bladon Springs State Park also is located south of the lake and a little further south and west from the Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge. This 357-acre park also contains campsites.

Grove Hill and Jackson are located about 30 minutes from Coffeeville Reservoir, and these towns provide hotels.

Review the Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging.


Located across Clarke, Marengo, and Choctaw Counties in Alabama, Coffeeville Lake is close to many smaller communities such as Demopolis, Jackson, and Thomasville. The closest major city is Mobile, which has an airport and many accommodations. Mobile is located a little over two hours from the lake.

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