Chambers County Lake, one of the prettiest public fishing lakes in Alabama, is a 183-acre lake worth surveying for waders, waterfowl, swallows, Ospreys, and Bald Eagles. Within the woods around Chambers County Lake, there is habitat for Prairie Warblers, Yellow-breasted Chats, and other denizens of second-growth woodlands. There are also quite a few ecologically interesting “nooks and crannies” associated with this site, such as shrub-laden bluffs and isolated thickets along the 184-acre lakeshore itself. Underground springs and creeks feed into lake.
The forest habitat is young (small stems) in this 50-year old lake and shows signs of regular management (little or no shrub and herbaceous layers; little or no standing or fallen dead timber), and forest habitat is not directly accessible via designated trails, but roadside birding works fine at this quiet site.
Directions: From LaFayette at US 431, take AL 50E for .75 mile. Turn right on CR 83; drive 4 miles. Turn right on CR 292 to lake.
Chambers County Public Fishing Lake is open Sunrise to Sunset as follows:
February 1 to November 30: open 6 days a week, closed on Tuesday.
December 1 – January 31: closed. (check link above for exact dates)
Picnic tables and restrooms are available.
GPS: 32.8323276 -85.3516047
1145 County Road 292
Lafayette, AL 36862