Located in northeast Alabama on the Alabama-Georgia border, Weiss Lake covers some 30,200 acres and offers close to 450 miles of shoreline. Formed from the waters of the Coosa, Chattooga, and Little Rivers, Weiss Lake was created in1961 and named after F.C. Weiss, who was Alabama Power's Chief Engineer at the time. One can travel the 52 mile long Weiss Lake and see just how much this body of water has to offer.
Known as the "Crappie Capital o fthe World," Weiss Lake offers some very attractive fishing opportunities to those throughout the Southeast. The best time for fishing crappie is said to be between February and May of each year. With many marinas and campgrounds, visitors who are looking to camp, picnic, boat, or sail have plenty of locations to choose from.
Cherokee County, home of Weiss Lake, also offers white water rafting, great rock climbing at the famous Cherokee Rock Village, and numerous other outdoor activities. There is also the Little River Canyon National Preserve within Cherokee County. Here you can find sandstone cliffs, picnic areas, and an eleven mile drive through the picturesque Alabama forest.
Those looking for secluded vacation homes should look into what Weiss Lake has to offer. Whether you are interested in renting a waterfront home for the weekend, purchasing land with a lakefront view, or buying a home on the shoreline, Weiss Lake offers a nice Alabama retreat to many.
Within a short driving distance of both Gadsden, Alabama and Rome, Georgia, Weiss Lake offers a great weekend getaway. Also, the surrounding towns of Centre and Cedar Bluff present a number of other activities. It seems that Weiss Lake will continue to offer a quiet vacation spot and maintain its rustic and natural feel for the foreseeable future.