Construction of the reservoir began December 20, 1934, with the first concrete being poured on November 15, 1935. The dam was closed and filling of the reservoir began February 8, 1938. The lock opened for traffic February 19, 1938. The first generator went into operation on June 29, 1938. The initial cost of the Pickwick project totaled $31,841,299 with the total cost after adding four generating units being $45,657,481. For the construction of the reservoir, 506 families had to be relocated and 427 agreements for gravesites, with 407 gravesites were moved. Pickwick Landing Dam has a maximum height of 113 feet, and a maximum width of 7,715 feet, with 4,687 feet of that being left embankment, and 977 feet of the right embankment.
Pickwick Lake offers 496 miles of shoreline, 85 miles of which is island shoreline. At the normal maximum pool, the reservoir contains 924,000-acre feet of water, with a surface area of 43,100 acres.
There are several hotels to choose from. More specifics to come. Tentative list:
Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, or Comfort Inn
Holiday Inn Express Northeast
180 Etta Gray Street
Florence, AL 35630
$89 Per night plus tax; Ask for Glenda(mgr); Let them know you are with the LBAA!
McFarland Park Campground
200 Jime Spain Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630
Resident: Annual- $13.85 (Valid till 8-31-20)
NOTE: Reciprocol Agreement; Approved licenses are Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee on Pickwick Lake! You only need one!
The following companies have made their contingency programs available to the ladies of the LBAA to show their support for the dedicated anglers on tour.
|Legend Advantage||Triton Gold||Tundra Bucks|
|Skeeter Real Money||Phoenix First Flight||BassCat Quest|