Barbour County Lake is a 75-acre lake located 6 miles north of Clayton in Midway, Alabama.
From Clayton, take Alabama Hwy. 51 north for 1 mile, then right on County Road 49 for 5-1/2 miles to Barbour County Lake.
From Eufaula, take Highway 82 west for 17 miles, turn left onto County Road 49 for 6.7 miles to Barbour County Lake.
Barbour County Lake is normally open Sunrise to Sunset as follows:
Feb 1 June 30: open 6 days a week, closed on Wednesday.
July 1 Nov 30: open 5 days, closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Dec 1 Jan 31: The lake is closed.
Clean public restrooms and concessions are available, including a wide variety of fishing tackle, live and artificial baits, and other fishing supplies, as well as drinks and refreshments. An accessible fishing pier makes it easy to reach deeper water without using a boat. Boats, electric motors, and batteries are also available for rent. A launching ramp is available for anglers with their own boats ($2 fee). Boats may have an outboard motor attached, but anglers may not use the outboard motor, only the trolling motor. Picnic tables are available.
Bass fishing is good year-round, with the biggest usually caught from February through April when they are near the bank. Bluegill and redear sunfish are caught by bank and boat anglers from late spring through summer. Catfish are caught year-round, but the summer and late fall months are best.