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- Crane Hill
REEL SIMPLE Located on the main channel of Smith Lake just down from Trident Marina .(Big Bridge)We have year round deep water which is crystal clear from all the natural streams that enter the lake. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake along with nice boat pier and swim dock! Located only 20 minutes from I65. Great for couples getaway or small family vacation or wether it maybe girls weekend or the guys fishing trip come check us out soon! MUST AGREE TO HOUSE RULES PRIOR TO BOOKING.
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It’s your turn to take “Time for Two”! Take it easy at this unique and tranquil getaway. Cabin features everything you need for a couple’s getaway. Relax on the screened porch or on the 400 sq ft treetop deck. Great fishing from deck by the water. Lose yourself in a book or in the wooded 3 acre property. Luxury linens and all of the comforts of home. Big river floats provided to enjoy a calm day on the water. Grill and charcoal provided. Guests truly only need to bring groceries and clothing!
- Entire cabin
- Crane Hill
Enjoy the clear waters of beautiful Smith Lake in this cozy rustic/modern cabin, set on a large point lot with one of the best panoramic views on the lake, and only 20 steps away the water. Relax on the point at sunset, float or swim from the private boat dock/swim platform, or relax and enjoy the view from the large screened porch. It's the perfect lake experience, with plenty of indoor and outdoor amenities including WIFI to make your visit most enjoyable.
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Your guide to Lewis Smith Lake
Welcome to Lewis Smith Lake
Sprawling over 21,000 acres and boasting 500 miles of shoreline, massive manmade Lewis Smith Lake (or just “Smith Lake”) is a water wonderland that offers a dizzying array of recreation options. Anglers flock here to try their luck at snagging spotted bass, sharing the crystal-clear waters with paddle boarders, kayakers, and swimmers, while adventure seeking cliff-divers take daring plunges from towering rock formations. Shoreline parks offer playgrounds for kids, and open-air pavilions host festivals and live music.
As you navigate the lake, you may pass “The Castle,” a quirky four-story waterfront mansion that resembles a medieval fortress, complete with rows of arched windows, a brick tower, and an imposing stone wall. And while you can find just about everything you need on the waterfront, from restaurants to gear rental, venture beyond its shores and you can explore acres of hiking trails and waterfalls in the abundant forests that ring the lake.
How do I get around Lewis Smith Lake?
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is the closest major transportation hub, located just an hour’s drive south of Lewis Smith Lake. A rental car is your best option for getting to your destination and exploring nearby attractions. If you plan to go boating, there are plenty of rental outfits that will supply you with vessels of the motorized, paddle, and pedal variety, along with tubes and waterskis to pull behind them, if they’re your thing. Consider renting ahead of time if you’re visiting on a weekend or holiday, when business is brisker.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lewis Smith Lake?
Spring and summer, when temperatures are warm or downright hot and humid, are the ideal time to enjoy the cooling waters of Lewis Smith Lake. These months also usher in festival season, when surrounding towns throw spirited outdoor gatherings, and local businesses host waterfront firework shows and concerts. Every April the nearby town of Cullman throws a strawberry festival where you can sample the fruit baked into pies, blended into margaritas, and folded into more inventive concoctions, such as a strawberry pretzel salad. Fall can be a great time to visit if you prefer milder yet warm weather, and when temperatures dip in winter, you can still pull on a jacket and idle away a few hours fishing on the lake.
What are the top things to do in Lewis Smith Lake?
William Bankhead National Forest
To the west of the lake lie 180,000 uninterrupted acres of pristine wilderness known as “the land of a thousand waterfalls.” In addition to those dreamy natural wonders, you’ll find bluffs, canyons, and old-growth forests. Hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, and horseback riding are all options here.
Natural Bridge Park
This privately owned park in the city of Haleyville is home to an unusual rock formation: a 148-foot-long arch formed of sandstone and iron ore. Reportedly the longest natural bridge east of the Rocky Mountains, visitors are not allowed to tromp across its span, but you can hike underneath it.
Ave Maria Grotto
Brother Joseph Zoettl lived at St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman for nearly 70 years and devoted much of that time to constructing miniature replicas of important religious and famous sites from around the world. Zoettl’s intricate recreations are built of stone, cement, seashells, and broken glass and pottery, and blanket the site of a former stone quarry. Visitors can wander, Godzilla-like, through his tiny world on a pathway that carries you past 125 teensy buildings, including St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum.