Wilson Lake


$70.8MTotal Value
Wilson Lake, Alabama

Wilson Lake real estate is considered a top twenty market for lake homes and lake lots in Alabama.

There are typically 50 lake homes for sale on Wilson Lake at any given time. The lake will usually have 70 or so lake lots and land for sale.

Wilson Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $635,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices. This lake is a mid-sized Alabama lake, and has a shoreline of 154 miles.

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McFarland Park
(256) 740-8817
200 James M Spain Drive
Florence, AL 35630
  • Counties: Colbert County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Crappie
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: W.C. Handy Music FestivalHelen Keller Festival
  • Interesting facts: Boathouses with party decks are available for rent!
  • Known for: Pope%apos;s Tavern Museum--once an inn where Andrew Jackson stopped en route to Baton Rouge.
  • History: The birthplace of W.C. Handy
  • Landmarks: Alabama Music Hall of Fame located nearby.
  • Other notes: Location of North Alabama Birding Trail.
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
(256) 629-1000
1701 Veterans Drive
Florence, AL 35630
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212
118 miles away
Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
1729 T Ed Campbell Dr, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
5 miles away
About Wilson Lake
Florence, Alabama

Wilson Lake is located in Florence, Alabama, just over an hour west of Huntsville.

Seventeen minutes away is the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport, and 25 minutes away is Helen Keller Hospital.

Residents can shop at Florence Mall or eat at local restaurants like Jack’s Place Bistro.

Large and Lovely Lake

This Lake covers close to 16,000 acres and has 150 miles of mostly developed shoreline.

With just about every water-related activity available for visitors to participate in, Wilson Lake continues to be an extremely popular spot along the Tennessee River.

Once holding the world record for the largest smallmouth bass, Wilson Lake offers premier fishing opportunities to anglers.

What to do in Florence

For those who enjoy outdoor activities off the water, the surrounding area includes multiple golf courses and more than 10 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing.

Just a short drive away, one can tour the birthplace of Helen Keller, an important historical site.

Frank Llyod Wright’s Rosenbaum House is a wonderful historic house to tour that is the originating place of the name ‘carport.’

Pope’s Tavern is an important part of Civil War History and was used as a war hospital during that time.

Nearby River Heritage Park has a variety of features, including a playground, benches, swings, splash pad, walking track, places to eat, and restrooms.

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.

Why Wilson Lake?

Wilson Lake is perfect for people who enjoy living in historical areas, trying athletic lake activities, and being in the great outdoors.