Alabama River

The 318-mile-long Alabama River originates just north of Montgomery, where the Coosa River and the Tallapoosa River meet near the fall line between the Coastal Plain and the Appalachian Highlands Region.

Downstream of Montgomery the river is open to commercial as well as recreational traffic.

The lakes on the river are the result of impoundments created by the Corps of Engineers and have become popular with anglers in search of bass and more. Millers Ferry (officially named the William Dannelly Reservoir) covers 17,000 acres and has numerous public-access areas. Claiborne Lake covers a 60-mile area immediately downstream and is the most primitive of the group. Lower Alabama River flows 72 miles farther south until it reaches the Tombigbee River. Each provides unique terrain and water features that create fertile fishing grounds and make for rich stories of the catch!

What you’ll catch

  • Largemouth bass

  • Smallmouth bass

  • Spotted bass

  • Crappie

Today’s Weather


Seasonal Temperatures

Jan39° F61° F
Feb40° F63° F
Mar47° F70° F
Apr53° F78° F
May62° F85° F
Jun69° F91° F
Jul71° F92° F
Aug71° F92° F
Sep66° F89° F
Oct55° F80° F
Nov44° F69° F
Dec39° F60° F

Area Lodging & Boat Ramps

About the Area

This region is the center of the Alabama Scenic River Trail, a 631-mile boating trail from Weiss Lake in the north, down the Coosa River into the Alabama River, and through the Mobile Delta to the Gulf of Mexico. Outdoor opportunities abound throughout the region at attractions such as Roland Cooper State Park, Little River State Park, Alabama’s Black Belt Birding Trail and the Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge.

Monroeville/Monroe County Chamber
86 North Alabama Avenue
Monroeville, AL 36460

Wilcox County Chamber of Commerce
1001 Earl Hilliard Road
Camden, AL 36726