Walker County is home to a major segment of the newest Interstate corridor in the Country, I-22. The I-22 corridor was officially opened June 20th, 2016 when the I-65 final connection was completed.
This corridor runs 213 miles from Birmingham, Alabama to Memphis, Tennessee and connects I-240, I-40, I-55, and I-69 in Memphis. It also connects I-65 and I-20/I-59 in Birmingham making it a main artery throughout the Southeast. This makes Walker County easily accessible to major metro areas such as Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville, and Memphis. Walker County has 42 miles of interstate highway with a total of eleven interchanges making the county an idea location for business and commerce.
Birmingham being a 20 minute drive and the closest metro area, offers Walker County Residence access to the benefits of a major metro area while retaining its rural charm. This charm consists of beautiful residential communities, active Main Street program, a growing retail hub, award winning healthcare facilities, low cost of living, along with waterfront living on Lewis Smith Lake or Black Warrior River. Walker County also offers a high standard of quality public education and home to Bevill State Community College.
Walker County is also known for its outdoor recreation such as award winning fishing on Lewis Smith Lake and Walker County Lake, along with hunting and water activities. Scenic parks, walking trails, camping, public indoor/outdoor pool complex, and close proximity to State and National Parks makes Walker County an idea place to live.
Come and visit Walker County and we hope you like it well enough to stay.
Tournament waters will be Smith Lake and all rivers, creeks and canals connecting to Smith Lake. Only that water open to ALL public fishing will be considered tournament waters. Any waters closed to public fishing will be closed to this tournament’s contestants.
The Center is open to the public and admission is free; however, we are dependent on contributions in order to present our exhibits and events and to provide quality educational programming.
A Lewis Smith Lake is a reservoir in north Alabama. Located on the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River, it covers over 21,000 acres in Cullman, Walker, and Winston Counties.
The maximum depth at the dam is 264 feet. It is the deepest lake in Alabama.
The Foothills Festival has grown exponentially over the years, attracting high profile musical acts such Tonic, Sister Hazel, Deana Carter, Spin Doctors and more throughout the years. The 2019 lineup proved to be just a popular as any other in the history of the Festival.
The Walker County Arts Alliance is a volunteer organization whose mission is to promote arts, artists and culture in the Walker County area. WCAA has provided pottery, music and story telling to Walker County schools.
WCAA organizes Jasper’s Art in the Park, an arts festival in June. WCAA produces Mystery Dinner Theater each October.
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