Advanced Search

Close Search

Washington County State Public Lake (or Emmet Wood Lake) near Millry, AL

The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, manages 23 public lakes in 20 counties throughout Alabama.  One of these is the 84-acre Washington County State Public Lake, or Emmet Wood Lake, located near Millry, AL.  This is a well maintained public facility that offers the perfect opportunity for fishing and other outdoor activities including walking, birding, and picnicking.  Concessions available at the lake include a wide variety of fishing tackle, live and artificial baits, and other fishing supplies, as well as drinks and refreshments. The lake has a fishing pier that makes it easy to fish deep water if you do not have a boat. There is a launching ramp for fishermen with their own boat.  Boats may have an outboard motor attached but it cannot be used in the lake, only the trolling motor can be used. Boats are also available for rent. Picnic pavilions are also available. Washington County State Public Lake has both primitive camping and RV spaces available. The lake is a featured Piney Woods birding site on the Alabama Birding Trails.

Washington County State Public Lake is located 2 miles west of Millry, AL (GPS coordinates N31.621889,W88.345417). Call the lake manager at 251-846-2512 for details about the operation of the lake and for current schedules.





CLICK HERE to access additional historic & interesting places in rural SW Alabama.



Similar Attractions

First United Methodist Church at St. Stephens, AL (ca. 1857)

Methodists have been active in the St. Stephens area since the early 1800’s.  The First United Methodist Church was built around 1857.  Land for the church was given by Levin Jefferson Wilson and his wife Elizabeth.  A $500 contract for the church building was awarded to L. J. Wilson on April 7, 1857.  The main sanctuary […]

More Info

Fruitdale Union Chapel Church at Fruitdale, AL

In the fall of 1902, two men and three ladies filed a declaration to form the Fruitdale Union Chapel Association.  Property for the church was purchased from the Fruitdale Land Company.  Ladies of the community sponsored many projects to raise money for the building.  Materials were donated and men of the town did most of […]

More Info

Wagarville, AL – Gibeon Jefferson Sullivan Cabin (built ca. 1874)

Gibeon Jefferson Sullivan built this cabin circa 1874 and it remained in his possession until his death in 1914. In 2009, his heirs donated the cabin to the Private Gibeon Jefferson Sullivan Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). They moved the cabin from its original site on Bassett’s Creek to its present […]

More Info