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On the Lake

Lake Guntersville offers water fun for all ages. From waterskiing to wakeboarding, on the lake is the place to be when summer’s heat hits. Whether you are looking for a challenging day of water play or a leisurely boat ride, Lake Guntersville is your getaway destination.

Travel our waters in a luxurious charter with your very own captain as guide or learn to sail using nature as your guide. From ski boats to jet skis, from charters to pontoons, even kayaks and canoes, whatever your boating pleasure, Marshall County has it available.

On the Lake Year-Round

Lake Guntersville is great during the warmer months, but there are plenty of things to see and do during the colder months too.

Check out a few things that you can do on and around the lake for each season:

  • In the spring, Lake Guntersville hosts a rowing regatta that grows more popular each year.
  • In the summer, Lake Guntersville shows off with the annual wakeboarding tournament.
  • In the fall, view the colorful change of season from the water with self-guided fall foliage tours.
  • In the winter, catch the Eagles nesting as you paddle along the shoreline.

No matter the season, it’s never a bad time to be on the lake.

Sights to See from the Water

Painted Bluff

Painted Bluff

Visit "Painted Bluff", referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Tennessee River. Painted Bluff is managed by the TVA and sits on two bluffs overlooking the Tennessee River. The site has more than 80 drawings in red, orange and yellow drawn by Indian tribes over 600 years ago. This impressive red sandstone bluff is the premier observation site for Peregrine Falcons and Bald Eagles, which have historically nested nearby.

Painted Bluff: Latitude: 34.4631467 - Longitude: -86.4463761

The Bat Cave

The Bat Cave

Hambrick Cave, a.k.a. "The Bat Cave" is located in Marshall County. This TVA-owned and managed cave is located on the Tennessee River, about a mile upriver from Guntersville Dam on the north side of the river. It is also a gray bat cave and one of the largest maternity colonies of this species. Evening dusk emergences can exceed 60,000. Typically, boats anchor just off the cave entrance to view the emerging bats. Access and viewing is by boat only.

The Eagle Tree

The Eagle Tree

See the Bald Eagles at the Guntersville Dam. The dam area is excellent for raptors. There are always bald eagles around, in cluding a pair that have been nesting near the dam for several years. Lake Guntersville attracts so many migrating bald eagles during the winter that Lake Guntersville State Park specifically created an event, "Eagle Awareness," for folks to come, watch and enjoy the graceful symbol of our American heritage each year.


Contact   200 Gunter Avenue | P.O. Box 711 | Guntersville, AL 35976 | (256) 582-7015 | Toll Free: (800) 582-6282