Weiss Lake


$28MTotal Value
Weiss Lake, Alabama

Weiss Lake real estate is a top ten market for lake homes and land in Alabama.

There are typically around 120 lake homes for sale on Weiss Lake, and 210 lots and land listings available. Weiss Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $245,000.

This lake is a mid-sized Alabama lake and has 447 miles of shoreline. The closest major airport, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, is only 89 miles away.

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  • 447Mi. of Shoreline
  • 62Deepest Depth
  • Dam Name
    Weiss Dam
  • Year Built
  • Managed By Alabama Power Company
  • Water Drops
    5 ft
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Water Level
    Seasonal Full Pool
  • Schedule
(256) 927-3618
130 County Rd 112,
Centre, AL 35960
(256) 526-8723
830 County Rd 732
Cedar Bluff, AL 35959
(256) 779-6142
4801 Cherokee Dr
Cedar Bluff, AL 35959
(256) 526-8069
500 County Rd 600
Cedar Bluff, AL 35959
  • Counties: Cherokee County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Crappie
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Alabama Bass Trail tournament, Annual Weiss Lake Regatta, Fireworks at Weiss Lake
  • Sailing clubs: Rome Sailing Club
  • Interesting facts: Weiss Lake has 11 bridges crossing it
  • Known for: Crappie Capital of the World
  • History: Named for former Alabama Power senior engineer
(256) 927-5531
400 Northwood Dr
Centre, AL 35960
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212
89 miles away
Gadsden Municipal Airport
185 Ira Gray Dr, Rainbow City, AL 35906
37 miles away
About Weiss Lake
Cherokee County, Alabama

Located in northeast Alabama on the Alabama-Georgia border, Weiss Lake is 52 miles long and covers more than 30,000 acres, offering close to 450 miles of shoreline in Cherokee County, Alabama, and Floyd County, Georgia.

Weiss Lake was created in 1961 and named after F.C. Weiss, Alabama Power's chief engineer. The lake was formed from the waters of the Coosa, Chattooga, and Little Rivers.

Weiss Lake has many unique features, including shallow flats, large coves, underwater drops, and channels deeper than 60 feet.

Birmingham, Huntsville, and Gadsden are under two hours away, giving residents multiple options for city adventures. The Northeast Alabama Regional Airport is under 50 miles away, and the Cherokee Medical Center is less than 10 miles away.

On and Around the Water

Known as the "Crappie Capital of the World," Weiss Lake is particularly busy between February and May, the best time for crappie fishing. But Weiss is less known for its abundance of large-mouth and striped bass.

The lake is also popular for boating, sailing, swimming, whitewater rafting, waterskiing, and jet skiing. There is public access to the lake and several private marinas.

Cherokee County also offers whitewater rafting, rock climbing at the famous Cherokee Rock Village, sandstone cliffs, picnic areas, and an 11-mile scenic drive at the nearby Little River Canyon National Preserve.

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.

Explore Huntsville

Known for the presence of NASA, the bustling city of Huntsville has many different points of interest for anyone interested in space travel or rocketry.

Perhaps one of the most popular attractions is the U.S. 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 the Straight To Ale Brewery, one of the numerous breweries that have appeared in Huntsville over the years.

A Place to Call Home

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