Bisecting Alabama's Black Prairie Belt, the William "Bill"
Dannelly Reservoir encompasses 105 miles of the Alabama River, from the
Miller's Ferry Lock and Dam to the Robert F. Henry Lock and Dam.
Named for an active supporter of river development, the late Judge
Dannelly of Camden, Alabama. Dannelly Reservoir was created by the
construction of the Miller's Ferry Lock and Dam which was completed in
1970. The power plant produces enough electricity to serve more than
Dannelly Reservoir boasts an area of about 27 square miles and a
shoreline of more than 500 miles. Since opening in 1974, the lake and
its surrounding parks have become a recreational center, offering excellent
fishing, skiing, boating, and hunting.
Designed for year-round use, Dannelly has numerous campgrounds, boat
ramps, beaches, and picnic areas. The lake offers bass, bluegill,
catfish, crappie, and other species, creating a true anglers'
With its great appeal to sportsmen, birders, naturalists and those who
just want to "get away from it all," it's little wonder that
almost 3 million people visit Dannelly each year.
Lake Dannelly Map --- click to access
Bald Eagle overlooking Lake Dannelly
Waterskiing on the lake