Lake Tuscaloosa Provides Year Round Recreational Options For Alabama Homeowners

Tuscaloosa may be only the fifth biggest city in Alabama, but don’t let it’s size fool you. As the home of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa serves as the center of activity for the industry, healthcare, commerce, and education in the western section of the state.

In ’70, Tuscaloosa formed Lake Tuscaloosa by damming up part of the North River. This created a new 5,855 acre reservoir that replaced the existing two reservoirs as the primary source to meet the water demands of the region.

The lake is larger than both of the previous reservoirs, Lake Nicol and Harris Lake. Lake Nicol is now used as a dedicated backup water supply while Harris Lake is dedicated for industrial use. Lake Tuscaloosa’s water is treated for human consumption.

Since the completion of the reservoir, Lake Tuscaloosa has become a recreational haven for activities such as boating, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing and swimming. With all this booming recreational activity came the desire for residents to build lakefront homes.

Lake Tuscaloosa has 177 miles of beautiful shoreline. The lake drains into the Black Warrior River basin. This spot is famous for fishing the abundant population of Alabama spotted bass, largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and white crappie.

If you are looking for a private community then Legacy Point has a lot to offer. This 55 acre community offers six Craftsmen designed three and four bedroom houses ranging from 1,800 to 3,600 sq ft. The exterior of the homes keep with the lake theme by offering cedar shake siding and stone veneer and offer large decks and porches with scenic views of the lake.

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Legacy Point has 55 home sites available with a one year build restriction. All properties have a boat slip in the community marina. Public boat ramps are also available for loading and unloading your watercraft.