Wheeler Lake


Lake Level
553.00 FEET
Full Pool: 556.3
History, Alerts, More...
click here
Wheeler Lake News

Knoxville featured on Cosmopolitan's list of places to vacation with your friends


Date: 10/27/2016 1:20:00 AM

Check out the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center to launch your group's excursion (choose from paddle boarding down the Tennessee River, fishing, and skateboarding ... just to name a few). You're gonna face some tough food decisions, but even vegetarians

Read More

Tennessee Aquarium opens new facility in Chattanooga

Times Free Press

Date: 10/26/2016 9:38:00 PM

They were an attentive audience as the institute's conservation experts explained how the aquarium's expanding research operation will be enhanced by the state-of-the-art structure, on the banks of the Tennessee River. Erin Durant, the institute's new

Read More

Designing the Perfect 'Outside' City


Date: 10/26/2016 9:01:00 PM

In this respect, we’d want our city to resemble Chattanooga. The town (we voted it one of the country's best) is bisected by the Tennessee River, which is lined with hard sandstone cliffs that offer everything from bouldering routes to technical trad

Read More

How Kevin Neal’s Small Town Upbringing Got him to the Top


Date: 10/26/2016 4:00:00 PM

A small town, by some standards, with a little over 300,000 on a good day, tourists included. With the Tennessee River winding through the city and mountains cascading from various angles, it’s a mecca for outdoor activity– water skiing, kayaking

Read More

Going to bat for bats


Date: 10/26/2016 3:04:00 PM

The park’s location in the Tennessee River Valley and the preservation of the bats’ habitat has helped bat populations thrive at Shiloh. Conservation initiatives have produced many professional strategies for aiding bat survival especially regarding

Read More

9:38:38 PM
11/24/2016 - Thanksgiving
12/25/2016 - Christmas
1/1/2017 - New Year's Day
What's New!
Featured Business
Add your business
Wheeler Lake Businesses
Boating / Waterfront
Food / Beverages
Home / Construction
Real Estate
Tourism / Recreation
Professional Services

View Sponsor Details | View By Category | Add Your Business Here

• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 899 Miles
• Surface Area: 67,100 Acres
• Volume: 1,050,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 29,590 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 16 Feet
• Length: 74 Miles
Wheeler Lake is the second-largest lake on the Tennessee River in Northern Alabama, second only to Guntersville Lake, its immediate upstream neighbor. Wheeler Lake is also bordered by Wilson Lake on its downstream side. The lake was constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority just prior to World War II as a means of hydroelectric generation and flood control, as well as to facilitate navigation along the Tennessee River. Today the lake is mostly popular for recreation purposes and barge traffic. The name of this impoundment comes from Civil War general Joseph 'Fightin' Joe Wheeler, who frequented the area during the war and later returned to the area to live.
Wheeler Lake Restaurants
Nearby Lakes
22 miles
29 miles
37 miles
41 miles
42 miles
44 miles
45 miles
48 miles

Quick Links
Wheeler Lake News
Wheeler Lake Photos
Wheeler Lake Videos

About Us
Contact Us
Site Map
Search Site
Advertise With Us

Copyright 2016, Lakes Online
Privacy    |    Legal