Lewis Smith Lake

Alabama

613Listings
$5K-$4.6M
$252MTotal Value
Lewis Smith Lake, Alabama

The Lewis Smith Lake real estate market is the largest marketplace for lake property in Alabama.

The average list price for Lewis Smith Lake homes for sale is $434,000. Normally there are about 300 lake homes for sale at Lewis Smith Lake, and 620 listings for lots and land.

Lewis Smith Lake is a mid-sized Alabama lake, and has 500 miles of shoreline. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, the closest major airport, is only 52 miles away.

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  • 500Mi. of Shoreline
  • 180Avg. Depth
  • 264Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    National Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Lewis Smith Dam
  • Year Built
    1957
  • Managed By Alabama Power Company
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    21,000
  • Water Level
    Seasonal Full Pool
  • Schedule
    April-July
Campgrounds
(256) 747-2519
761 Co Rd 941
Crane Hill, AL 35053
Foxfire Campground
Crane Hill, AL 35053
(205) 221-7042
687 County Rd 3919
Arley, AL 35541
(256) 739-2916
416 Co Rd 385
Cullman, AL 35057
(256) 734-0698
7146 Co Rd 310
Crane Hill, AL 35053
  • Counties: Cullman County, Walker County, Winston County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Crappie
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Bass Fest Bass Tournament and Music Festival
  • Known for: One of the cleanest and deepest lakes in Alabama
Hospitals
(205) 387-4000
3400 Hwy 78
Jasper, AL 35501
Airports
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212
52 miles away
Cullman Regional Airport- Folsom Field
231 Co Rd 1360, Vinemont, AL 35179
30 miles away
About Lewis Smith Lake
Convenient Location

Lewis Smith Lake, commonly called Smith Lake, is tucked into the edge of Alabama’s Bankhead National Forest.

It is approximately an hour north of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport and UAB Hospital. With Birmingham or Huntsville just an hour’s drive away, the lake is a short drive from a variety of attractions.

Unique Shoreline, Fantastic Lakefronts

Covering 21,000 acres, three-fingered Smith Lake has more than 500 miles of shoreline in Cullman, Walker, and Winston counties of north Alabama.

The diverse topography of Smith Lake provides unique lakefront opportunities that simply cannot be found anywhere else in Alabama.

Cleanest Lake East of the Mississippi

Known for the clarity of its waters, Smith Lake is ranked among the top three cleanest lakes in the United States and named the cleanest in the southeast!

Reaching depths of 264 feet, it is also one of the deepest. Also known for its fishing, the lake produces some of the largest bass fish in the state.

Smith Lake holds the record for the largest spotted bass ever caught in Alabama.

Boating, Swimming, and Hiking

Lewis Smith Lake welcomes all watercraft types and has no speed limit, besides in no-wake areas. This allows for watersports of all kinds.

Its exceptionally clear waters contend to swimming being one of its most popular activities.

Nature lovers can also keep themselves busy on land in the 180,000-acre Bankhead National Forest.

This forest is Alabama's largest national forest and home to Alabama's largest tree, the famed tulip poplar tree, with its 21-foot circumference.

Fun Around 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 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.

Get to Know Huntsville

The bustling city of Huntsville has many different points of interest.

One popular attraction is The Space and Rocket Center, where guests can witness live shows, study space memorabilia, including real space rocks, and even explore the cosmos with an expansive observatory.

Visitors of age can enjoy seeking out the secret speakeasy, located within the halls of Straight To Ale.

Convenient Waterfront Property Means Great Popularity

Lewis Smith Lake is growing in appeal and popularity with those seeking full-time homes, vacation rentals, and other real estate developments. Property on this lake would be a forever rewarding investment.