Mobile District Header Image


Home > Missions > Civil Works > Recreation > Lake Seminole
Jim Woodruff Lock is open by appointment only. Call (229) 723-3482 to schedule.

Lake Seminole

Lake Seminole is a reservoir located in the southwest corner of Georgia along its border with Florida, maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Chattahoochee and Flint rivers join in the lake, before flowing from the Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam, which impounds the lake, as the Apalachicola River. The 37,500-acre lake has a shoreline of 376 mi.

The fish in Lake Seminole include largemouth bass, crappie, chain pickerel, catfish, striped bass and other species. American alligators, snakes and various waterfowl are also present in the lake, which is known for its goose hunting.

Authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1946 as the Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam Project, construction began the following year. Construction on the dam was complete by 1952 and the lake was opened in 1957.

The Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam are located about 1,000 feet south of the original confluence of the Chattahoochee River, Flint River and Spring Creek and conjoin to form the Apalachicola River

The dam is a hydroelectric and navigational dam named in honor of James W. Woodruff, Sr., a Georgia businessman who spearheaded the development of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Project. The dam crosses the state line between Georgia and Florida, with the eastern end of the dam being located in Georgia. Today, the lake and more than 22,000 acres of surrounding land provide excellent recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, camping, hunting and enjoying outdoor parks.


Contact Us

Phone: (229) 662-2001

Mailing Address
PO Box 96
Chattahoochee, FL 32324

Physical Address
2382 Booster Club Rd
Chattahoochee, Fl 32324

Email: Lake Seminole