Dam was the first dam built as a part of an Alabama Power Company construction program
that further developed the Coosa River in the late 1950s and the 1960s. The facility was
named after F.C. Weiss, a former chief engineer of Alabama Power. The story of Weiss Dam
and Weiss Lake began as a story of energy. It continues today as a story of flood control,
recreation and economic opportunity, irrigation and drinking water, and fish and wildlife
habitats. (Source Alabama Power Website.). Communities surrounding Weiss Lake are:
Cedar Bluff, Gaylesville, Centre, and Leesburg. LakeWeiss.net is a website created
to help promote the sale of real estate both on and off water. Our lake specialists
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County, Cedar Bluff, Centre, Gaylesville, Leesburg and Weiss Lake Alabama Property
Rocky Ford Point Road, Cedar Bluff, AL 35959 - 256-779-6652
Alabama Power holds property rights around
Weiss Lake as required by the Federal Government. So before you begin construction, make
changes or additions to any structures or the shoreline, you need to call Alabama Power
Company for a permit. An Alabama Power representative will meet with you. To schedule an
appointment on Weiss Lake, contact Weiss Lake Shoreline Management at 256-927-2597
Weiss Lake Facts
Weiss Lake covers- 30,000 Acres, 400+ Miles
of Shoreline - Weiss Dam is unique to Alabama Power's system because the spillway
gates are about four miles from the powerhouse. The summer pool of Weiss Lake is 564 feet
above sea level. Weiss is a storage lake and thus has a seasonally varying water
level. Power production is enhanced if Weiss is maintained at the highest level
during the hot summer months when the public demand for electricity is greatest. t.
Three Rivers feed Weiss Lake: The Coosa River, Chatooga River, and Little River.
Capital of the World"
Weiss Lake is often referred to as the
"Crappie Capital of the World" and since its early days has been an attractive
destination for fishermen. Other popular species found at Weiss include: largemouth
bass, striped bass, hybird stiper, bluegill, longear sunfish, redear sunfish, channel
catfish, blue catfish, flathead catfish, and freshwater drum.
Located on Weiss Lake is Cornwall Furnace.
Cornwall Furnace was built near the town of Cedar Bluff. Constructed of limestone
from the nearby Coosa River, the 35 foot-high furnace was the first such facility to
supply iron for the casting of Confederate cannons during the Civil War.
The wildlife at Weiss Lake is AMAZING! The
Resident Geese make a mess, but they are fun to watch year round. In the winter
Weiss Lake hosts a variety of Pelicans and other migrating birds. Weiss Lake is home to 6
nest of bald eagles, lots of deer, beavers, owls, and all sorts of bugs.
One of the three rivers that feed Weiss Lake
is Little River. Little River and the canyon it created, are two of the most popular
outdoor attractions in Cherokee County.
Just a short drive from Weiss Lake is one of
the extensive canyon and gorge systems in the country. the Canyon is distinguished
by towering cliffs, rushing Class V water, and scenic waterfalls. In 1992, Congress
designated Little River Canyon a Nation Preserve, thus making it one of the cleanest
rivers in the Southeast. The Little also includes extensive fish populations, such
as rainbow trout, redeye bass, catfish, and bream.
at view from Lookout Mountain. You can spot Weiss Lake and part of two states. Vist the
imaginary village made of enormous boulders. Rock climbing, primitive camping, hiking and
nature trails. Call 256-927-2757 and 256-523-3799 for information.
Creek is not really a whitewater run, but it is a nice moving water float through pasture
land in east Alabama. At 650 cfs, the water moves nicely for at least half of the run. The
area a few riffles and one class I/II rapid towards the end. This is a very nice family
float or introductory run for those looking for moving water practice or a place to work
on their roll. Terrapin will hold water longer than most runs due to watershed lakes in
its headwaters. Terrapin Outdoor Center is "Alabama's Largest PaddleSports
Retailer and #1 Kayaking Destination". 256-447-8383
State Park is nestled atop beautiful Lookout Mountain in secenic Northeast Alabama and
accented by many rushing waterfalls and fragrant wildflowers that will simply take your
breath away. Developed in the late 1930s, the hard-working and dedicated men of the
CCC made many natural enhancements to the park that have withstood the test of time and
will last for future generations. Desoto State Park is located about 30 minutes
northeast of Weiss Lake.