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Boat Ramps Closed Until Further Notice

Duck River Reservoir boat ramps located at the dam (East Side) and on County Road 1670 (West Side) closed on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. until further notice.

During the closure of the boat ramps, if you can get kayaks in the water from the bank (safely), you can continue to access the lake.
Fishing remains open during this time.
Updates on the project will be posted on the Duck River Dam Facebook Page and www.cullmanal.gov.


Duck River Reservoir to Lower Pool Elevation for Dam Inspection

The Utilities Board of the City of Cullman has begun lowering the pool elevation at Duck River Reservoir a total of 20 feet to allow for dam inspections and maintenance.

The reduction in water levels from full pool of elevation 725 began May 3, 2021 and will continue over the next few weeks to a level of 705. Heavy rain and inclement weather could extend this period. The refilling of the reservoir will also be dependent on weather and rainfall.

When the water level recedes to elevation 713, the two boat ramps will be closed for safety purposes along with the public piers. Fishing will still be allowed from the bank.

Utilities Board spokesman Mike Manning said “The Board regrets the inconvenience but the inspections are a necessity and will be completed as quickly as possible.”

Updates on the project will be posted on the Duck River Dam Facebook Page and www.cullmanal.gov.


Tucked away in a peaceful wooded area off US Highway 278 East lies Duck River, a 640-acre man-made reservoir that provides Cullman, Alabama and the surrounding area with a long-term supplemental clean water source and doubles as a versatile outdoor recreation area open to the general public. More than 21 miles of safe and scenic hiking and biking trails that were designed in harmony with nature circumnavigate the lake, which has two boat launches and is stocked with a variety of fish. Regardless of whether you are training for the next marathon, trying to break your personal fishing record, or simply want to take a leisurely stroll in the shade, you are sure to enjoy the treasure that is Duck River.

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