Discover Alabama’s lakeside lands.

Each of our state’s lakes and streams have some of the most topographically and ecologically diverse property surrounding them. From highlands with rock outcroppings to bottom lands with moist rich soil, The Preserves are a celebration of these lands. They are designed to be used and open for all to enjoy. In total, there are more than 60 public-use properties around our lakes. Some are as simple as boat launches or picnic spots while others are fully outfitted with fishing piers and weigh stations, playgrounds, hiking trails and swimming holes.

Explore our sites here, find one you like and hit the road. There’s no better time to get out and explore our state’s natural beauty.

The Preserves

There is a Preserve near you. Some are simple boat launches while others feature a full set of amenities.

Come explore the lake with us.

Black Warrior River


Tallapoosa River

Find a Preserve on a lake near you.