Lake Mitchell is near the center of the state of Alabama, just off Interstate 65 and ten miles due east of the city of Clanton, about halfway between Birmingham and Montgomery.
Lake Mitchell is the fifth reservoir in a chain of six on the Coosa River, beginning with Weiss Lake on the Georgia border and ending with Jordan Lake about 20 miles farther south.
Known for its consistent water levels, Lake Mitchell covers 5,850 acres with 147 miles of shoreline in Chilton and Coosa counties.
The average depth of the lake is 29 feet. Lake Mitchell is wider than its sister lake to the south, Jordan Lake.
Free tours of the lake are available at Mitchell Dam.
Extremely fertile, Lake Mitchell supports high densities of sport fish and forage species, including largemouth bass, spotted bass, bluegill and other sunfish, crappie, catfish, walleye, striped bass and white bass.
Lake Mitchell ranks as one of the top ten bass fishing reservoirs in Alabama. The first-ever Women's BASS championship was held on Lake Mitchell in 2007.
For the benefit of every kind of water enthusiast, Lake Mitchell has an excellent collection of locally owned marinas, as well as two two public boat ramps.
The lake's Home Owners and Boat Owners Association monitors water quality, helped put a fire-and-rescue boat into service, and regularly performs a number of vital community projects.
Dru Harris Nelson can't remember a time that she didn't know how to drive a boat, fish or water ski. Growing up spending weekends and summers on Smith Lake in north Alabama are her fondest memories. After college and graduate school, she decided to try mountain life in SteamboatLearn More [+]
Springs, Colorado where she began her real estate career. Moving home to attend law school Dru moved to beautiful Lake Jordan. Renovating homes and selling them while working for Southern Select Insurance Brokerage during law school gives her an added understanding of homeownership. Upon completion of law school, raising a family and working as a shoreline contractor for Alabama Power Company Dru returned to real estate. Lake living is what she knows best.
Whether buying, selling or investing in lake front property Dru Nelson will navigate you professionally from start to finish. Dru successfully sells residential, commercial and land/acreage on Lakes Jordan, Bouldin and Mitchell through a confluence of work ethic and experience. National marketing with local expertise combined with a commitment to integrity results in long term relationships making Dru one of the most relevant Realtors in the market.
Location, location, location makes Lakes Jordan, Bouldin and Mitchell's close proximity to I-65 and I-85 ideal for a second home or an easy commute to work. These lakes are just a short drive from Montgomery, Birmingham, Auburn and Atlanta.
These lakes offer excellent fishing as highlighted in the Bassmaster Series. They are also part of the Alabama Canoe Trail. Endless amounts of family fun, fireworks, water sports and wildlife are shared on these reservoirs. The Coosa River was dammed by Alabama Power Company for generation of hydroelectric power creating almost 400 miles of combined waterfront on Lakes Jordan, Bouldin and Mitchell for recreational enjoyment.
As a lifelong resident and enthusiast on Alabama reservoirs, Dru understands all aspects of lake living from building guidelines and restrictions to neighborhoods and landmarks. Quit drifting around and let Dru be your anchor in making your dreams of lake living come true.