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Lake Guntersville

Enjoy Alabama’s Great Natural Attraction

Lake Guntersville is Alabama’s largest lake spanning 75 miles and 69,000 acres. There are unlimited options when it comes to enjoying and basking in the beauty of Lake Guntersville. We encourage visitors to experience our lake your way! Get ready to explore below.

A Bucket List Destination for Anglers

  • Ranked #2 out of 100 Best Bass Lakes of the Decade by Bassmaster Magazine.
  • Host of the 50th Anniversary Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic in 2020.
  • Lake Gunterville’s many coves make it perfect for kayak bass fishing!
  • Known as a “Championship Lake.” In the past 3 years, Fishers of Men, Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) and Bassmaster have held championships on our waters.
Known for its breathtaking scenery and easy access, there’s only one spot you come to do some serious fishing – and that’s Lake Guntersville. Our lake is regularly ranked by national publications and anglers as a bucket list lake. While 8 and 9 pound bass are not out of the ordinary for pros and amateurs alike – a variety of other fish including bream, crappie and catfish can also be found in Guntersville’s water.

Rest & Relaxation

on the Water

Just looking for a little peace and quiet? We have exactly what you need on Lake Guntersville. Many visitors and locals enjoy renting a pontoon, exploring the lake and taking in all the sights around the area. You could opt for sailing or rowing with boat ramp access or reaching out to our many marinas in Marshall County. Whatever your boating pleasure, we have it on Lake Guntersville.

Explore the Lake

with Watersports

If you choose to live on the wild side, Lake Guntersville has some of the fastest water around, perfect for jet skiing, wakeboarding, and boat racing.
Reaching speeds of over 200 mph, H1 Unlimited challenges Lake Guntersville’s claim to have the South’s fastest water every summer at Guntersville Lake HydroFest. Two days of extreme racing with close to 25,000 fans watching from the shore, this event is a must see!

On the Water’s Edge

Looking for something a little calmer, maybe a lazy swim along the banks? Parks, pavilions and beaches provide the perfect setting for lakeside picnics or family gatherings. Drop your kayak into the water for a little paddling or hang a hammock and relax by the shoreline.