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Demopolis Lake

Demopolis Lake is a reservoir and the largest lake on the Black Warrior-Tombigbee system. It extends 48 miles upriver on the Black Warrior River toward Eutaw and 53 miles upriver toward Gainesville on the Tombigbee River.


Anglers visit Demopolis Lake for its excellent largemouth bass fishing. Crappie, hybrid striped bass and catfish also are abundant, and bank and boat anglers enjoy catfish and drum populations as well.


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    Demopolis Lake Alabama Coordinates:
32.5229N -87.8045W
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Surface Area:
10,000 acres
Maximum Depth:
25+ ft
105 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, providing hotels for visitors.

Review the Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging.


The Demopolis Lock and Dam is situated on the Tombigbee River in Marengo County, below the southern edge of the Wildlife Management Area. The lake itself is located in Marengo County near Demopolis. Demopolis lies within Webb's Bend at the confluence of the Black Warrior and Tombigbee rivers, and the city features white bluffs, theater, and a "Christmas on the River Festival." Pontoon and ski boats are often seen around the city landing, and pleasure boats fill slips at the local marina. Visitors also have access to two major cities -- Birmingham and Montgomery. Those cities have airports, and they both are located about two hours from the lake.

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