• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 962 Miles
• Surface Area: 67,900 Acres
• Volume: 1,018,700 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 24,450 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 15 Feet
• Length: 76 Miles
Lake Guntersville is located in north Alabama between Bridgeport and Guntersville. Alabama's largest lake contains 69,100 acres and stretches 75 miles from Nickajack Dam to Guntersville Dam. Free boat ramps and private marinas dot the lake's perimeter. Fishing, boating, camping, hunting and eagle watching are popular sports in the area. Eagle watching centers on Guntersville State Park and the dam during the winter, though some bald eagles stay all year.
The lake and dam received its name from the town of Guntersville, which received its name from an early settler of the area, John Gunter.