The fishing is great at Oak Mountain State Park. We offer two 85-acre lakes and one 60 acre lake stocked with largemouth bass, bream, catfish and crappie to fish from. All 3 lakes are open year-round. Gasoline motors are NOT allowed, but electric trolling motors are welcome, and john-boats are available for rent. Private boats may be launched from any lake.

Oak Mountain State Park: A Great Day

  • Tackle, bait, and other supplies are for sale at the Back Gate. 
  • Flat bottomed fishing boats (max capacity is 4 people) are available for rent at the Back Gate. The rates are $17 per day and $8.50 for Seniors.  Paddles and life preservers are furnished. You can bring your own electric trolling motor to use on our boats if you wish.
  • State Law requires fishing licenses for both Alabama residents and non residents. Licenses are available at Park Headquarters or you may purchase before you enter the park. For more license information, visit the fishing section of
  • Restrooms and picnic tables are located within the two lake area.