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-   -   Boating on Lake Tuscaloosa, AL??? (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=345749)

tweetdriver 07-14-2006 12:48 PM

Has anyone boated/wakeboarded at Lake Tuscaloosa. If so, any day-use areas?

nbeihl 07-14-2006 8:18 PM

Judging by your name, you must be at Columbus AFB in MS. If you are looking for some good skiing, you need to look no further than the back gate of the base. There is a state park back there with a really nice boat ramp. As a matter of fact you fly over the river when you are breaking off of the straight in for the south landing runway. If you make a right when you head out of the marina and take a left into the first channel after merging onto the main channel you will be on the best water for 100 miles around. No matter the direction of the wind, there is always good water. I am still looking for water that is that good. As for Lake Tuscaloosa, we use to go out there on the weekends for the clear water. It is never as smooth as the river, but the water is much cleaner. I would say that it is not worth the drive though.

dkjbama92mariah 07-15-2006 1:39 PM

If you don't mind the long tow, Cedar Creek Resevoir in Franklin County, AL (east of Belmont, MS) is incredible. The water is VERY clean and there is very little traffic, even on holiday weekends. You do have to pay $2 for a daily use permit from the Bear Creek Development Authority. <BR> <BR>DKJ

tweetdriver 07-15-2006 2:11 PM

DKJ, any info on how to get there? Best launch sites? Thanx

dkjbama92mariah 07-15-2006 2:59 PM

Take whatever route you want to Red Bay, AL. Take AL-24 E to AL hwy 247 and go north on 247. Turn right onto Franklin county rd 90 and the ramp is les than 1/2 mi on the left. Contact the Bear Creek Development Authority to find out where to purchase a use permit: 877-367-2232. You can usually get them at gas stations close to the lake. Website: <a href="http://www.bearcreeklakes.com" target="_blank">www.bearcreeklakes.com</a> <BR>They manage 4 lakes; the one you want is Cedar lake. <BR> <BR>That lake is possibly the best kept secret in north Alabama. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/346010.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>The large inlet on the north side of the lake is excellent for boaring. The only time its gets rough is when we have a strong south wind. <BR> <BR>DKJ

bikesman14 07-17-2006 6:23 PM

Do you still want to know about lake tuscaloosa? I go at there all the time...let me know...

tweetdriver 07-18-2006 7:55 AM

YES! We're thinking of going this weekend but will have kids - need a stopping/bathroom spot! Let me know! Thanks

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