Bankhead Lake


$1.9MTotal Value
Bankhead Lake, Alabama

Located in Alabama, Bankhead Lake real estate is a beautiful, but lesser known, market in the state for lake homes and lake lots.

The typical average list prices of Bankhead Lake homes for sale is $124,000. On average, there are 20 lake homes for sale on Bankhead Lake, and 10 lake lots and parcels.

With 400 miles of shoreline, Bankhead Lake is considered a mid-sized Alabama lake.

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Franklin Ferry Marina
(205) 686-7601
Adger, AL 35006
Joe Branch Marina
(205) 497-7600
604 Joe Branch Rd,
Adger, AL 35006
  • Counties: Jefferson County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass Hybrid, White Crappie
  • Condos available (No)
  • Known for: Bankhead Lake is known for being the second largest lake on the Warrior River.
  • History: Bankhead lake is home to one of the damns that were a part of the system of 17 locks built in the year 1915. Some of the original structure still exists but is not accessible.
(205) 481-7000
995 9th Ave SW
Bessemer, AL 35022
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Hwy Birmingham, AL 35212
65 miles away
About Bankhead Lake
Spanning Three Counties

Bankhead Lake is a reservoir along the Black Warrior River near the Alabama counties of Walker, Jefferson, and Tuscaloosa.

Tuscaloosa is 46.1 miles away, and Birmingham is under 60 miles away.

The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is under 80 miles away, and the Northport Medical Center is 44.5 miles away.

On the Water Fun

Bankhead Lake is a long, winding lake spanning 9,200 acres that provide plenty of shorelines and opportunities for swimming, boating, and fishing.

For anglers looking to toss out a line on the impressive waters, expect to catch bluegill, largemouth bass, striped bass, crappie, and catfish.

There are several marinas and fish camps with boat docking and storage, fueling facilities, launching ramps, restaurants, groceries, bait, and supplies. Five public facility use areas and fourteen user fee areas are also along the lake.

Explore Tuscaloosa

Home to the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, Tuscaloosa is rich in history and offers a small-town feel.

There is plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment options located on campus and throughout downtown.

Enjoy the outdoors with a walk along the Black Warrior River or on Alabama’s campus.

Don’t forget to grab your tickets and watch the Crimson Tide play football in the Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturdays during the fall.

Explore Birmingham

Birmingham offers a variety of attractions, including the Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham Museum of Art, McWane Science Center, Top Golf, Birmingham Botanical Garden, and Red Mountain Park.

If spending the afternoon shopping appeals to you, shopping centers like the Summit, the Galleria, and the Brookwood Mall are all within a reasonable distance.

If you are into nightlife, you will find a great selection of bars and entertainment venues. Iron City Birmingham, The Tin Roof, and Avondale Brewing Company host a multitude of events.

Excellent Location for Lake Life

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Bankhead Lake is an excellent choice.