Lay Lake

Lay Lake was impounded in 1914 by Alabama Power Company.

Just 30 minutes south of Birmingham, this 12,000-acre reservoir has seven public-access areas that offer easy bank and boat access to the lake.

Lay Lake is an excellent year-round fishery. The upper end of the lake, near the Logan Martin Dam tailwaters, is an extremely high-use fishery, very popular with local anglers. It’s best known as a haven for spotted and largemouth bass that are abundant in the deep creeks, weeded shallows and sloughs.

What you’ll catch

  • Largemouth bass

  • Spotted bass

  • Crappie

  • Bream

Today’s Weather


Seasonal Temperatures

Jan31.4° F55° F
Feb34° F59.3° F
Mar40.5° F67.3° F
Apr47.3° F75.7° F
May56.1° F82.7° F
Jun63.1° F87.9° F
Jul66.7° F90.6° F
Aug66° F90.3° F
Sep60.3° F85.3° F
Oct48.2° F76.2° F
Nov39° F66.2° F
Dec33.4° F57.4° F

Area Lodging & Boat Ramps

About the Area

Visitors can get away from it all at the nearby Talladega or Tuskegee National Forests, with their camping and other recreational opportunities, or head for the city comforts of nearby Birmingham or Montgomery. Whatever the choice, diverse landscapes, a variety of attractions and abundant Southern hospitality will be found.

Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
2200 Ninth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-1100