Lay Lake

Lay Lake is the oldest lake on the Coosa, having been created in 1914. The lake is 12,000 acres with 289 miles of shoreline. The cities of Childersburg and Wilsonville are on the lake. The lake has many part-time and full-time residents. Major tributaries to Lay Lake include Kelly, Talladega, Tallaseehatchee, and Waxahatchee Creeks. Because there are a lot of stumps that were left in Lay Lake, it is very important to stay within the channel markers on the lake. When heading upstream, keep the red markers to your right. When heading downstream towards Lay Dam, keep the green markers on your right.


How to Use Temp Track to Catch Bass

Chuck Graham just won $10,000 at the Alabama Bass Trail Lay Lake stop. Chuck helped us develop the Temp Track program, where dozens of volunteer monitors report water temperatures during the peak fishing season. He uses Temp Track himself to stay in tune with the spring rise in water temperatures…

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Cast An Impact: Lay Lake Clean-Up

Join Coosa Riverkeeper & UAB School of Public Health for a day of service on Saturday, November 14th at Beeswax Creek Park on Lay Lake! Sign up for the Clean Up HERE. Learn more about the event HERE.

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