Harris Lake

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.

For lake levels, fishing spots and important information about Lake Harris, visit Alabama Power Shorelines.

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Little Fox

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.

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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.

Closed for season. Tentative reopen date May 2021.

May 1 – May 31: Open Saturday and Sunday only
June 1 – Labor Day: Open daily
Sept. 2 – Sept. 30: Open Saturday and Sunday only

No dogs allowed.

For more information about Flat Rock Park, contact the park office at (256) 396-2338.

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Flat Rock Preserve Trail

Hours: 9am to 8pm
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.

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Additional Amenities at Harris Lake

Fosters Bridge

Fox Creek

Lee’s Bridge

Recreation Facilities RAMP PICNIC SWIM BANK FISHING FISHING PIER HIKING ACCESSIBLE HUNTING PLAYGROUND DIRECTIONS
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
Little Fox ✔️ ✔️ MAP
Big Fox ✔️ MAP
Flat Rock Park ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ MAP
Harris Tailrace Fishing ✔️ ✔️ MAP

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