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Weiss Lake Fish ‘N Paddle

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Weiss Lake Fish ‘N Paddle


Bodies of Water to Explore

Weiss Lake

Best Season


Skill Level

Paddles: 1 – no skill, desire to learn; 2 – moderate, knowledge needed; 3 – advanced, know what’s up


41.14 miles

Trip Duration

2-3 Days

Recommended Put In & Take Out

Put-In: Lad Campground, 34.20409, -85.47692, Cherokee County Road 618
Take Out: Pine Cove Marina, Leesburg, AL

Outfitters Nearby

No recommendation

Trip Summary

A few days exploring Weiss Lake and camping gets you into the flow. Weiss Lake is the Bream Fishing Capitol of the World so bring your fishing rod and give it some time. Cornwall Iron Furnace (National Register) is one of the first coal ran steel plants and a sight to see. Set up camp at one of the primitive campsites lakeside or find accommodations at a local hotel. A paddle to the Yellow Creek Falls takes you to a beautiful waterfall and view. End your day around a fire enjoying the sunset.

Trail Highlights

Day 1

  • Stop 1: 8.5 miles, staying along right bank, Pruett’s Island Primitive Campsite, 34.19741, – 85.59742
  • Stop 2: 6.0 miles NE, Cornwall Iron Furnace, 1200 Cherokee County Road 251, Cedar Bluff, AL, 34.24694, -85.58861
  • Stop 3: 10.0 miles, Little River Campground, 34.23452, -85.64512

Day 1

  • Stop 4: 3.7 miles, Yellow Creek Falls, spectacular falls and swimming area, 34.22599, -85.72921
  • Stop 5: 5.0 miles, Bay Springs Campground and Motel, 34.18325. -85.7225
  • Stop 6: 2.2 miles to exit and campsite, Pine Cove Marina, 34.15353, -85.80681

Side Ventures & Optional Activities to Add to Your Trip

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Bonus Sightings

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Non-Paddler Recommendations

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