Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
189.24 FEET
7/16/2018
Full Pool: 188.0
History, Alerts, More...
click here
Lake Eufaula News

Johns Creek Fire rescues seven from Chattahoochee River

North Fulton

Date: 7/2/2018 12:06:00 PM

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A routine training exercise became a real rescue mission when the Johns Creek Swiftwater team assisted seven people stranded on the Chattahoochee River July 22. Johns Creek Fire Department crews were in the middle of training that

Read More

South Beach on Lake Eufaula is closed to swimmers

okcfox.com

Date: 6/29/2018 5:26:00 PM

The City of Eufaula has announce the closure of South Beach on Lake Eufaula to swimmer due to high levels of bacteria. The announcement was made on the City of Eufaula's Facebook page Friday evening. The beach area is still open to visitors, as ar the

Read More

'Exciting Project' Begins by the Chattahoochee

Construction

Date: 6/28/2018 9:11:00 PM

“It is truly an amenity that can't be built. More than 430 mi. long, the Chattahoochee River rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia and flows southwesterly toward the Alabama state line. It ultimately merges with the Flint River and other

Read More

Supreme Court rules on water wars between Georgia, Florida

CBS Atlanta

Date: 6/27/2018 2:25:00 PM

Our neighbors to the south are claiming victory in a longtime fight over water from Lake Lanier. Florida claims Georgia is using too much water and Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to the judge who heard details in this decade long

Read More

A Local's Take on 10 Hidden Trails in Atlanta

Top Summer Getaways

Date: 6/23/2018 8:21:00 PM

Nestled in the heart of a quiet residential neighborhood in Buckhead, this offshoot of the extensive Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has two entry points and nearly 4 miles of trails, with options for both novices and advanced hikers alike

Read More

16
7:31:14 AM
UPCOMING EVENTS
9/3/2018 - Labor Day
10/20/2018 - Eufaula Bass Trail
What's New!
 
Favorites
 
Featured Business
Add your business
Lake Eufaula Businesses
Advertisement
Lodging
Boating / Waterfront
Food / Beverages
Home / Construction
Real Estate
Shopping
Antiques
Tourism / Recreation
Professional Services
Community

View Sponsor Details | View By Category | Add Your Business Here



• River: Chattahoochee River
• Length: 700 Miles
• Surface Area: 45,181 Acres
• Volume: 934,400 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 7,460 Square Miles
• Length: 31 Miles
Walter F. George Lake (Lake Eufaula) is a 45,000 acre lake located on the Chattahoocee River between the states of Alabama and Georgia. This area is rich in history with many nearby historic sites and towns. The lake is nationally known for it's bass and crappie fishing. The lock, located at Ft. Gaines, Georgia, has the second highest drop east of the Mississippi River. Fishing and water recreation opportunities abound. Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge is located on the northern end of the lake offering excellent bird viewing all year. There are both state and Corps of Engineers operated campgrounds and day use parks featuring picnic areas, beaches and boat ramps, among other opportunities.

Lake Eufaula was formed with the construction of the Walter F. George Dam in 1963. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CE) built the dam to provide flood control, produce hydroelectric power, create a navigable shipping channel and offer recreational opportunities.

The COE manages the lake and its shoreline. A system of buoys and daymarks is in place throughout the lake to mark the main navigable channel. The COE has placed numerous fish attractors in the lake. The attractors provide artificial habitate for fish and are clearly marked with buoys.

Since the lake is a border water, part of it lies in Alabama and part in Georgia, a reciprocal agreement has been reached between the states which allows anyone with a valid fishing license in either state to fish the entire lake. This holds true when on the water but when shore fishing a valid license for the state you are in is required.

Lake Profile

Size and Depth - 45,180 acres with a maximum depth of 96 feet at normal pool elevation of 190 feet above mean sea level (msl).

Water Source - An impoundment of the Chattahoochee River. Other inflows are provided by Cowikee, Grass, Chewalla, Barbour, White Oak and Pataula creeks.

Shoreline - 640 miles of shoreline, is managed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A large part is developed as municipalities and private residences.

Bottom - Primarily clay with areas of sand and rock. Prior to inundation, trees were cut between 170 and 190 feet msl. Most trees were cut to a level of 180 feet msl and some areas were left standing.

Water - The lake is fertile with water color ranging from reddish to dark green. Visible clarity varies with run-off and amount of water flow through the lake but it is generally from 18 inches to 4 feet.

Cover - Aquatic vegetation is limited throughout the lake, but areas of hydrilla exist. The backs of coves and creeks contain bulrush, cattails, maidencane and lillypads.
Lake Eufaula Restaurants
Nearby Lakes
9 miles
37 miles
42 miles
44 miles
52 miles
52 miles
54 miles
54 miles

Quick Links
Lake Eufaula News
Lake Eufaula Photos
Lake Eufaula Videos

About Us
Contact Us
Site Map
Search Site
Advertise With Us
   
www.LakeEufaula.info
THE LAKE EUFAULA WEBSITE

Copyright 2018, Lakes Online
Privacy    |    Legal