Filed Under: Camping, Cultural, Fishing, Hiking, Paddling
Historic Wilson Dam was constructed during 1918-1925 as part of the World War I effort. The dam is adjacent to the cities of Florence and Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Wilson Lake contains 15,500 acres of surface water and is 15.5 miles long. The waters below Wilson are known as the "Smallmouth Capital of the World" for the trophy smallmouth bass caught there.
From Florence, AL, go east on Highway 72 and watch for signs.