Lake Sharing. . .
We asked our faithful facebook fans to post photos of their lake this week. Boy! Was that ever a good idea. Such beauty and so fun to learn about the area that you love most.
Our goal here is to share 30 lakes over the next 30 days.
Remember - it's a goal. :-)
Tennessee River/Wheeler Lake in the state of Alabama
shared by Greta Mitchell
WOW - 60 miles long!
Wheeler Lake is located in the northern part of the United States state of Alabama, between Rogersville and Huntsville. Created by Wheeler Dam along the Tennessee River, it stretches 60 miles (96.5 km) from Wheeler Dam to Guntersville Dam. It is Alabama's second largest lake at 67,100 acres (272 km²).
Wheeler Lake is a major recreation and tourist center, attracting about four million visits a year. Along with camping, boating, and fishing, visitors enjoy the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge several miles upstream from the dam.
The lake and dam are named for General Joseph "Joe" Wheeler.