Known locally as Lake Wedowee
R.L. Harris Dam, the newest of the 14 Alabama Power Company hydroelectric developments, was built at one of the last major hydro sites in Alabama. The dam’s design was created by the Southern Company Services, Inc.
It was named in honor of Rother L. “Judge” Harris, an Alabama Power director and vice president of electric operations. He retired from the company in 1968 after 45 years of service.
A day-use area at Harris Lake developed in partnership with the Lake Wedowee Property Owner’s Association surrounded by water and perfect for a family outing.
This park has miles of walking trails, acres of pollinator plots, numerous places to fish along the water and unique gazebos and benches found along the way.
If being outside with nature is for you, then get out to Little Fox today.
Flat Rock Park
Despite its moniker, Flat Rock Park – a popular sunbathing and fishing spot on the shores of Lake Harris – has not always been a flat rock.
Flat Rock Park opened in 1995 as one of five day-use parks operated by Alabama Power. Before that, the 25 acres of smooth-top granite grabbed the eye of project designers in need of material rugged enough to tame the waters of the Tallapoosa River.
The planners built a quarry in 1977 to convert the outcropping into more than 1 million tons of pulverized granite used as riprap, embankment material and mix aggregate for the more than 400,000 cubic yards of concrete poured over 5,000 tons of reinforced steel that would become Harris Dam. A testament to their work, an island of quarried granite can be seen from Flat Rock Park today.
Thousands of visitors flock to this unique park each year. Amenities include pavilions, picnic tables, grills, restrooms, swimming and fishing areas and a nature trail.
Flat Rock Preserve Trail
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Dogs allowed on leashes
A day-use area at Harris Lake with fishing, hiking trails, lakeside benches, a playground, picnic and grilling areas and a swimming area.
The park is named after an incredible slab of rock that serves as a striking base for the numerous picnic spots and lakeside shelters. It starts at the edge of the playground and slopes out to the waterside.
Additional Amenities at Harris Lake
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|Lee’s Bridge Boat Ramp||✔️||MAP|
|Foster’s Boat Ramp||✔️||MAP|
|Swagg Boat Ramp||✔️||MAP|
|Lonnie White Boat Ramp||✔️||✔️||✔️||MAP|
|R.L.Harris Mgmt Area||✔️||✔️||MAP|
|Crescent Crest Boat Ramp||✔️||MAP|
|Hwy 48 Boat Ramp||✔️||✔️||✔️||MAP|
|Flat Rock Park||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️||MAP|
|Harris Tailrace Fishing||✔️||✔️||MAP|
|Flat Rock Hiking Trail||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️||MAP|