Guntersville Lake

Guntersville Lake

Infobox lake
lake_name = Guntersville Lake
image_lake = USACE Guntersville Lock and Dam.jpg
caption_lake = Guntersville Lock and Dam
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location = North Alabama
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type = reservoir
inflow = Tennessee River
outflow = Tennessee River
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basin_countries = United States
length = convert|75|mi|abbr=on
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area = convert|69000|acre|abbr=on
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Guntersville Lake (generally referred to locally as Lake Guntersville) is located in north Alabama between Bridgeport and Guntersville. Created by Guntersville Dam along the Tennessee River, it stretches 75 miles (121 km) from Guntersville Dam to Nickajack Dam. It is Alabama's largest lake at 69,000 acres (280 km²).

The lake and dam received its name from the town of Guntersville, which received its name from an early settler of the area, John Gunter.

ee also

*Dams and reservoirs of the Tennessee River
*List of Alabama dams and reservoirs


*cite web | url=Gnis3|119508 | title=Guntersville Lake | work=Geographic Names Information System | publisher=United States Geological Survey | accessdate=2006-05-02

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