Recreation and Protected Areas

POINT A LAKE
Originally built around 1923 by the predecessor to the Alabama Electric Cooperative, the River Falls Power Company. (Appendix to AEC report -1999)Located four miles northwest of Andalusia on County Road 59 has a surface area of 700 acres and a maximum depth of about 41 feet. Generally, weather permits camping and picnicking from March through October, with swimming and fishing popular activities. Facilities include campsites, heated showers, RV hookups, playgrounds, boat docking, fishing piers, swimming beaches, and a lighted pavilion. (Covington web)

GANTT LAKE
Originally built around 1923 by the predecessor to the Alabama Electric Cooperative, the River Falls Power Company. (Appendix to AEC report 1999)Follow US Hwy 29 North to Gantt. You can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, and much more. (Covington web)

BLUE LAKE
Located near US 29 southwest of of AL 137. Open Mid-March through the end of October. there are 31 picnic areas, swimming beach, bathhouse, boat ramp, and a four mile trail connecting with Open Pond. There is also an 11 mile loop trail that passes by three smaller ponds. Only electric motor boats are allowed. (Covington web)

OPEN POND
Located 10 miles south of Andalusia off of Ala. Hwy 137. This 50-acre natural lake has a developed campground for tents and trailers, a picnic area, fishing pier and boat launch, year round. A scenic 3-mile loop trail to Blue Springs, a large, picturesque natural spring. Electrical and water hookups are available on one camping loop. (Covington web)LAKE JACKSON Located on the Alabama-Florida state line has one of the clearest and cleanest, natural bodies of water in the state. It is the home of Florala State Park where fishing, swimming, boating, skiing, and camping are year-round. The RV park offers full sewage hookups for its 23 sites with other sites adjacent. Large picnicking areas, beaches, and meeting rooms are also available. (Covington web)

CONECUH
A public access ramp is located south of Andalusia on CO RD 42 (Brooklyn Road), on the north side of the bridge. Visitors can take a canoe trip down the Conecuh River and see much of the Conecuh River in its natural state, with sandy beaches and lush vegetation, and fish for wild river bass, bream and catfish. There is a canoe take-out spot in Escambia County, where US Hwy 29 crosses the river at McGowin’s Bridge. (Mr. Charles Colvin, personal correspondence.)