Lake Dannelly

(Millers Ferry Lake)
Camden Alabama

Dannelly Lake encompasses 105 miles of the Alabama River, from the Millers Ferry Lock to the Robert F. Henry Lock and Dam. Judge William Dannelly, the namesake of Dannelly Lake, was an active supporter of river development.

A little history

Dannelly Lake was completed in 1970 but did not open to the public until 1974. The power plant at Dannelly Lake produces enough power to serve over 50,000 homes.

Dannelly Lake boasts over 500 miles of shoreline and supports an area over 27 square miles creating a recreational center offering excellent fishing, boating and hunting.


If visiting there you will find plenty of campgrounds, boat ramps beaches and picnic areas. This is the perfect area just to get away from it all whether you are a fisherman, hunter, camper, sportsman, bird watcher or naturalist.


Bass fishing at Dannelly Lake is exceptional as it is at many of the impoundments in Alabama. Largemouth bass and spotted bass are in abundance at the lake. It consistently producing three plus pound and larger bass which contributes to the very stable population of threadfin shad.

Best spots

If you plan on looking for the largemouth bass your best bet is to search the backwaters of the many tributaries and coves. If you're searching for the spotted bass, stay on the main lake and search for the deep points and bluff walls.

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