Escambia County Public Fishing Lake will reopen on August 1, 2014, under the operation of the new lake manager Donna Moye. The lake had been temporarily closed pending the hiring of a new lake manager. The 184-acre lake is located in the Conecuh National Forest east of Brewton, Ala., off County Road 11. 

The lake offers public restrooms, a covered fishing pier, a boat ramp and a covered pavilion. The concession has bait, fishing tackle and snacks available at the lake. In addition to a valid fishing license, a daily $3 fishing permit is required.

For more information about Escambia County Public Fishing Lake, call the lake manager at (251) 809-0068; the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Fisheries Section at (334) 242-3471; or visit 

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Patrol, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit