Bankhead Lake

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Bankhead Lake is a narrow reservoir on the upper Black Warrior River formed in 1915 by Alabama Power's Bankhead Lock and Dam, located in the northeast corner of Tuscaloosa County. The dam, and the lake, are named after U.S. Senator John H. Bankhead.

Bankhead Lake is the largest impoundment on the Black Warrior, extending 65 miles and covering 9,200 acres. The lake forms the border between Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties, as well as the border dividing Jefferson and Walker counties. It serves as the headwaters of the Black Warrior, covering what was once the confluence of the Locust and Mulberry forks, and extending to the Sipsey Fork.

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Black Warrior River

Bankhead Lock and Dam, Holt Lock and Dam, Oliver Lock and Dam, Lewis Smith Dam, Warrior Lock and Dam


Bankhead Lake, Holt Lake, Lake Tuscaloosa, Lake Oliver, Smith Lake, Inland Lake, Highland Lake, Warrior Lake


Blackburn Fork, Locust Fork, Mulberry Fork, North River, Sipsey Fork, Valley Creek, Village Creek