Jim Woodruff Lock is open by appointment only. Call 850-663-4692 to schedule.

Lake Seminole

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

Authorized by Congress in the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1946, as the Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam Project, construction began the following year and was complete by 1952. 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.

Today, the lake and more than 22,000 acres of surrounding land provide excellent recreational opportunities for boating, camping, hunting and a world-class fishing experience. Some of the primary species of fish in Lake Seminole include largemouth bass, crappie, chain pickerel, catfish, and striped bass. American alligators, snakes and various waterfowl are also present in the lake, which is known for its duck hunting.



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Lake Seminole
P.O. Box 96
Chattahoochee, FL 32324

(229) 662-2001