Wilson Lake

Wilson Lake

Park Information

Historic Wilson Dam was constructed during 1918-1925 as part of the World War I effort.

The dam is adjacent to the cities of Florence and Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Wilson Lake contains 15,500 acres of surface water and is 15.5 miles long.

The waters below Wilson are known as the “Smallmouth Capital of the World” for the trophy smallmouth bass caught there.

Agency Name:

Tennessee Valley Authority


From Florence, AL, go east on Highway 72 and watch for signs.

Geographic Location

Contact Info

Tennessee Valley Authority

Pickwick Watershed Team

Reservation Road, P.O. Box 1010

Muscle Shoals, AL


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