Rental Properties on Smith Lake - Great Vacation Rentals on Beautiful Lake in Alabama
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  • Highway 41
    Arley, AL. 35541
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    Phone: (205)384-6688
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    Smith Lake is Exceptional
    Posted by Mike Garber on Thursday February 26 2009 @ 10:23AM CST
    [ Smith Lake ]
    Smith Lake is an exceptional lake located in North West Alabama about 45 minutes from Birmingham. It is rated as one of the cleanest lakes in the United States and water clarity of 20 plus feet is common. This makes it a favorite destination of boaters, water skiers, SCUBA divers and swimmers. The watershed that feeds Smith Lake is dominated by Bankhead National Forest which not only guarantees clean water but makes a great nearby hiking, rafting, canoeing and kayaking destination.

    The lake is formed by the damming of the Sipsey River which is one of the main sources of the Black Warrior River and was a deep gorge/canyon system. The river at the dam is over 260 feet deep and depths of over 200 feet are found well upstream of the dam. The dam itself is 300 feet high. This leads to a feeling of not only being on a lake but of experiencing mountain top living were the water has filled up to the mountain peaks.

    Fishing is also one of the main attractions found on Smith Lake. Large mouth bass, spotted bass, bream, crappie, catfish and giant saltwater striped bass are all caught here. Because of the purity of the water the fish are also some of the tastiest you will eat. Below the dam you can even fish for rainbow trout that are constantly restocked. The fishing is good all year around and there have been records set here over the years.

    One of the really phenomenal times of the year is spring. It is the time when you need a camera to record the beauty. Mountain Laural, wild azaleas, redbud and dogwoods, to name just a few, go into full bloom and fill the forests that line the lake with a symphony of color. If you are still and quite while enjoying God's handiwork you will get the extra treat of hearing the music of the huge variety of wild birds that make the lake their home or pass through during migration.

    Smith lake is exceptional. Come have a vacation with us and if what happens to so many happens to you and you fall in love with this beautiful body of water we can also help you find the perfect permanent vacation place for you and your family.








    Rental Properties on Smith Lake - Great Vacation Rentals on Beautiful Lake in Alabama