Walker County public fishing lake temporarily closed

Published 9:44 am Thursday, August 10, 2023

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Walker County Public Fishing Lake near Jasper, Alabama, is temporarily closed due to the resignation of the lake manager. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is currently accepting applications for the position. Those interested in the lake manager position should contact Jason Junkin at (334) 242-3472 or jason.junkin@dcnr.alabama.gov.

The lake manager position is contracted with the State of Alabama for a three-year term, which is renewable at the discretion of the state. Duties include the sale of fishing licenses and permits, grounds maintenance, store management and other related responsibilities. An investment may be required to meet the initial needs of daily operations. There is no salary or state benefits associated with this position. Income is derived from fishing permits and concession sales.

During the closure, regular anglers at the lake are encouraged to visit the state-owned public fishing lakes in Fayette, Bibb, Marion and Lamar counties. ADCNR will announce a reopening date in the future.

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For more information about Walker County Public Fishing Lake and other state-owned public fishing lakes, including directions to the lakes listed above, contact the Fisheries Section of ADCNR’s Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division at (334) 242-3471, or visit www.outdooralabama.com/where-fish-alabama/alabama-public-fishing-lakes-pfls.

ADCNR promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. Learn more at www.outdooralabama.com.