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Jordan Lake

Jordan Lake is located about 25 miles north of Montgomery, Alabama. This lake is a 6,800-acre reservoir on the Coosa River. It is the southernmost impoundment on the river, and the dam is located just north of Wetumpka. Impounded in 1928, the lake stretches for about 18 miles between the Mitchell and Jordan Dams. Average depth is 35 feet, but depths of up to 110 feet are located just above the dam.

The canal that connects Jordan Lake to Bouldin Lake was created when Walter Bouldin Dam failed in 1975 by a breach, creating one large reservoir between the two lakes. Bouldin Lake usually is not recognized as a current lake, as it is included in what is known as Lake Jordan today.


Jordan Lake was the location for the 2004 Bass Masters Classic, so anglers can expect to find largemouth, spotted hybrid, and white bass. Other species include bluegill, crappie, and catfish. A state record was set on this lake for a 32-pound, 14-ounce longnose gar in 1985. The fish population in this fertile lake has remained unchanged from the 1980s, although the crappie environment is highly variable.


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    Lake Jordan Alabama Coordinates:
35.2539N -85.1775W
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Surface Area:
6,800 acres
Maximum Depth:
110 ft
252 ft
Normal Water Clarity:
3 ft
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Boaters can find public and private boat ramps and several marinas on the lake. Bonner's Point and Rotary Landing are the two public access ramps. Alabama Highway 111 crosses the canal going to and from Wetumpka.


Located about 25 miles north of Montgomery in Elmore County, visitors can find accommodations all around Jordan Lake. Elmore County boasts B&Bs, camping (but no state parks), hotels and motels, and inns and resorts. The Poarch Creek Indians built a casino near Wetumpka, which is a short drive to Tallassee and Lake Martin along the Tallapoosa River.

Review the Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging.


Located entirely within Elmore County, Jordan Lake is about 25 miles north of Montgomery via Wetumpka, or through any exit along I-65 north from Montgomery.

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