Fishing The Lakes Of The Talladega National Forest
The Talladega National Forest located in Cleburne County, AL has a number of excellent “fishing holes” in which to drop a hook most any time of the year.
Among them are six comprising some 208 acres offering up a variety of fish for anglers to try their abilities with.
Lake Chinnabee is about seven miles of Heflin off Alabama 21 and is on Forest Route 646. This lake has 17 acres of water.
Sweetwater Lake, with 58 acres, can be reached off US. 78 some 7.3 miles from Heflin by taking Cleburne County 61 leftward 7.3 miles and onto Forest Route 500 to the Sweetwater Lake sign.
This lake is in a narrow valley at the end of the road and is another popular place for anglers.
Morgan Lake is another popular lake and covers 14 acres. This lake can be reached (from Cheaha State Park) by traveling the Talladega Scenic Drive (Alabama 281) north for seven miles and turning left onto County Route 24, and less than a mile to the lake.
Highrock Lake is small, eight acres, and has walk-in access about a mile north of the Pine Glen Recreation Area off Forest Route 531.
Two of the lakes, Lake Virginia with 89 acres, and Little Wills Lake with 22 acres, can be accessed from Sylacauga, AL. Lake Virginia is on Forest Route 601K which leads to the boat ramp and Little Wills Lake is on Forest Route 601D
For those needing detailed instructions for these fishing locations, they should call the Shoal Creek Ranger District at 256-463-2272 and/or the Talldega Ranger District at 256-362-2909.