Lake Guntersville

Alabama’s largest lake has a reputation to match.

Lake Guntersville is known as a prime spot for bass. Big ones.

It was recognized by Bassmaster magazine in 2015 as one of the top 10 bass fishing lakes in the nation. More recently, the fishing website gave it the top spot on its list of the 100 top bass waters in the United States!

But it’s not all about the bass. The nearly 70,000 acres of this North Alabama lake are home to a variety of species, luring a diverse mix of anglers to hit the waters here. In the Appalachian foothills of Northeast Alabama, the lake stretches 75 miles and is the centerpiece of the popular Lake Guntersville State Park. Free launch sites, private marinas and guide services can be found all along the perimeter of the lake. Click on the icons below to see a full list of services and amenities.

What you’ll catch

  • Largemouth bass

  • Brim

  • Bluegill

  • Sun fish

  • Crappie

  • Catfish

Today’s Weather


Seasonal Temperatures

Jan31.1° F51.2° F
Feb33.9° F56.3° F
Mar40.9° F64.7° F
Apr48.9° F73.9° F
May57.6° F81.1° F
Jun65.2° F87.5° F
Jul68.7° F90.2° F
Aug68.1° F90.2° F
Sep62.7° F85.2° F
Oct50.7° F74.8° F
Nov40.6 F63.6° F
Dec33.8° F54.2° F

Area Lodging & Boat Ramps

About the Area

The area surrounding Lake Guntersville offers experiences ranging from taking in mountain views to searching the skies for majestic bald eagles to exploring underground cathedrals. Lake Guntersville, Cathedral Caverns and Buck’s Pocket State Park each provides a wide range of recreational opportunities. In the parks and beyond, hiking, hunting, birding and horseback riding are all popular.

Check out the Itineraries page for suggestions about how to get the most out of your visit.

Marshall County Convention & Visitors Bureau
200 Gunter Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976

Greater Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
407 East Willow Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768