Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Alabama Public Fishing Lake Reopens Feb. 15

Walker County Public Fishing Lake will reopen on February 15, 2024, under the operation of new lake managers David Price and Tiffany Terradas. The lake had been temporarily closed during the transition of operations to the new lake managers. The 163-acre lake is located 3 miles southeast of Jasper, Alabama, off U.S. Highway 78.

“We are excited about the reopening of Walker County Lake,” said Ed Poolos, Deputy Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). “The lake is important to residents of Jasper and Walker counties, and plays a vital role in getting people outdoors for recreation. In addition to great fishing, the lake has an archery park, hiking trails and a boat ramp for small boats, canoes and kayaks. Other improvements will be coming to the lake property later this year that will make it even better.”

The lake offers public restrooms, a covered fishing pier and a boat ramp. Bait, fishing tackle and snacks are also available for purchase at the lake. In addition to a valid fishing license, a daily $3 fishing permit is required.

Alabama’s State Public Fishing Lakes are located throughout the state and are managed by ADCNR for quality fishing. For more information about Walker County Public Fishing Lake, contact the lake managers at (205) 522-7739; the Fisheries Section of ADCNR’s Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division at (334) 242-3471; or visit the State Public Fishing Lakes Section of

ADCNR promotes wise stewardship, management, and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. Learn more at