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Lewis Smith Lake Alabama | Smith Lake Alabama
Access: First of all you have to get here. Traveling to the lake is quick and easy:
Cullman - access the Cullman County side of the lake primarily off I-65 from Exits 299 (to Hwy 69), 304 (to Hwy 437, Hwy 438 & Hwy 222) & 309 (to Hwy 278)
Walker - enter the Walker side from I-22 into Jasper and through Curry AL
Winston - the Winston side can be accessed through Cullman and Walker, both head into Arley, AL (The Heart of Smith Lake), or through Hwy 278 on the far northwest side from the Double Springs, AL area.
For reference, distances are:
from the popular 299 Exit from I65 are: about 40 minutes to Birmingham AL (40 miles), about 1 hour to Huntsville AL (60 miles), and about 2 hours & 20 mins to Nashville, TN (150 miles).
Once you have an address of where you want to go, everything is accessible via GPS, but keep in mind that most of the lake is still very rural, so traveling around can be tricky. There are still some dirt/gravel roads in the area, as well as some hard pack roads. If you're veering off main highways and don't have a 4-wheel-drive, just be mindful of road conditions in inclement weather.
Activities: there are so many activities to enjoy on Smith Lake. We'll list a few of our favorites below.
Also, check out the bottom of our blog on Lewis Smith Dam and Powerhouse for information about visiting the Alabama Power Company Lewis Smith Dam and Powerhouse.
If you would like more information about our area, we encourage you to check with the local Chamber of Commerce for each city/county and/or the tourism boards in those areas. In true southern style and hospitality, they will all graciously provide even more detailed and factual information about their specific areas.
We have gathered these facts from numerous sources for the benefit of our community, so please feel free to offer any edits. Call/text us at 256-708-7679 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lee Brothers, Matt and Jordan, are Cullman natives who have made their fishing career dreams come to reality. At an early age the Lee brothers had a passion for fishing. They would fish at their grandparents' house, off of docks, the boat, wherever they could cast a line. Competing from an early age, as most brothers do. And that has not changed - this weekend they have competed against each other in the Bassmaster Classic. Let's cheer them on this last day, in hopes they return home with high placement! Check out the Facebook page for Bassmaster: https://www.bassmaster.com
The Lee’s last competition day is today, placements announcing in hours - they are in Greenville, South Carolina on Lake Hartwell fishing in this Bassmaster Classic. They have been in SC for over a week getting ready for the competition. They are only the 4th set of brothers to fish the Classic out of the 48 years it has been established. Jordan won last year receiving huge heartfelt congrats, especially from big brother Matt, after the announcement. They have a fantastic support system headed up by Matt’s fiancé, Abby Myrex, and all their friends & family, and fans far & wide.
The Lakeside Life Team wants to do what we can to grow the Lee Brothers' fan bases, and send them lots of luck in hopes they bring home 1st and 2nd place! After all, their fishing career started right here on our very own Lewis Smith Lake. Check out their social media accounts - let's support our hometown guys!
Matt's IG: @mattleefishing , FB: @mattleefishing and website: www.mattleefishing.com
Jordan's IG: @jleefishing , FB: @Jleefishing , and website: www.jordanleefishing.com
Be sure to look for an upcoming article about Matt Lee, and his journey to the Classic, in our Spring edition of The Lakeside Life Magazine. We might even share some fun details on his proposal and upcoming wedding to Abby Myrex as well! Stay tuned!
See ya lakeside!
Photo Credits: All photos from FB pages of Matt Lee, Jordan Lee, Abby & Cindy Myrex
UPDATE 3/18/18 - 6:30 PM - Bassmaster Classic 2018 @ Lake Hartwell SC - WINNER JORDAN LEE - 2nd year in a row!!! 4th PLACE - MATT LEE!!! Final 5 in the photo below. CONGRATS TO THE LEE BROTHERS!!!!
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