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Big Creek Lake Usage Policiesboy holding fish

In addition to being the source of drinking water for Mobile, Big Creek Lake is a habitat for a variety of fish, birds and wildlife. The Lake offers angling opportunities for largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, and channel catfish. Fishing is permitted in small engine, wide bodied boats. A concession boat launch is located at Fox Landing, at the end of Howell’s Ferry Road. Water contact during fishing, or any other time, is not permitted. In addition, the following restrictions apply to use of the Lake and surrounding property:

  • Big Creek Lake is now open for public use Friday - Sunday, 6 am - dusk.
  • No trespassing.
  • No alcoholic beverages.
  • No fishing after dark.
  • No firearms, or explosives allowed.
  • No trout lines, traps, jugs, or gill nets.
  • No fires or camping.
  • No littering.
  • No water sports (swimming/skiing).
  • No jet skis, sailing, pontoon plane landing.
  • No off-road vehicles.
  • All Federal, State, and Reservoir game laws apply.

Check with the Alabama Department of Public Health before consuming fish as some restrictions may apply.

Please Note: In the event that The National Weather Service issues a Wind Advisory for Mobile County, Big Creek Lake may be closed and may remain closed until the Wind Advisory expires. Please check MAWSS Facebook page for updates on closings and The National Weather Service at for current advisories.

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