Locust Fork River

From Bhamwiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Locust Fork is a 158-mile long tributary of the Black Warrior River. It originates in Etowah County and drains central Blount County and norther Jefferson County. It is named for the black locust trees found along its banks.

Since 1915 its confluence with the Mulberry Fork to form the Black Warrior has been subsumed by the impoundment of Bankhead Lake.

The river's numerous stretches of white water have made it popular for recreation.

In the late 1980s the Birmingham Water Works Board proposed damming the Locust Fork to create a new reservoir. The controversial plan has not moved forward.

Blount County's Taylor Riverside Park, located between Blountsville and Susan Moore, opened to the public in April 2024.


External links

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