SPANNING A VAST 30,200 ACRES, WEISS LAKE (PRONOUNCED “WICE”) is an Alabama Power Company hydroelectric impoundment located in northeast Alabama near the Georgia border. The lake’s thriving fishery serves as a significant economic driver in Cherokee County, and the locals extend a warm welcome to all anglers. Five free public access areas and many privately-run marinas serve the lake, as do numerous campgrounds, RV Parks, motels, condos, houses, and rental cabins on the shoreline. Let’s explore some of the amazing things to do and see in and around the lake!


Known to many as the “Crappie Capital of the World,” Weiss Lake offers the best crappie fishing from February through April as well as late fall. White and black crappie can be found in the lake, with record catch weighing over 5 pounds! Many anglers are unaware of Weiss Lake’s immense potential as a bass fishery. The lake boasts a year-round population of largemouth and spotted bass, which can be found lurking in waters as shallow as inches or as deep as 30 feet. Weiss Lake also provides ample opportunities for striped bass fishing, offering exciting fights that appeal to anglers of all ages. Striped bass of over 25 pounds are caught regularly, so hold on for a fight of a lifetime.


This ATV Park is one of the largest private off-road parks in the South. We are excited to share our 4,700 acres of heaven nestled in the Appalachian Mountain range. Scenic overlooks as far as the eye can see. We offer OHV trail riding, camping, fishing, and hiking. We have fun for the whole family! Here at Indian Mountain ATV Park, we want to share with you what we have fallen in love with over the years. We want to provide a place for you to kick back and relax. Our goal is to deliver an environment that will put a smile on your face and memories in your heart, whether you are young or old. 

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Splish, splash, slip, slide-at Pirates Bay Waterpark, a sprawling aquatic playground located on a hilltop overlooking Weiss Lake. There’s fun for everyone with tube slides, body slides, multiple pools, waterfalls, splash playground, food, drinks, parties, and so much more! Plus, stay at nearby Chesnut Bay Resort or Great Escapes RV Resort Chesnut Bay and enjoy Pirates Bay Waterpark several days in a row! Visit for more information.