Lake Seminole features rugged ravines, cypress ponds, limesinks
and hardwood and pine forests.
Lake Seminole project was originally authorized as the Jim
Woodruff Lock and Dam Project by the River and Harbor Act of
Construction of the Lake Seminole project began in 1947 and was
completed in 1957 at a cost of 46.5 million. It was the first
of three locks and dams.
Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam was the first of three locks and dams
constructed to provide a 9 foot deep channel from the Gulf
Intercostals Waterway. It is a project used for navigation,
hydroelectric power production which has the capacity to
generate enough electricity to meet the needs of nearly 50,000
houses. The impoundment, Lake Seminole, is operated at a
relatively constant level at elevation 77.5 feet above mean sea
level. Lake Seminole has 376 miles of shoreline. The land and
water on Lake Seminole are the result of millions of years of
deposit, uplift and erosion culminating with man's creation of
Lake Seminole is
Nationally known for its largemouth bass and wide variety of
plant and animal life, Lake Seminole also offers very good
Lake Seminole borders both Georgia and Florida and has 37,500
acres of water and over 18,000 acres of surrounding land.
Extending up the Chattahoochee River 30 miles and up the Flint
River 35 miles.