Millers Ferry

Located in Wilcox County | What you’ll find: Outdoor Recreation

Millers Ferry Campground located on the William Dannelly Reservoir at Millers Ferry, AL. It is a beautiful park that is maintained by the US Army Corp of Engineers. The park features an array of campsites and group picnic shelters, boat ramp, courtesy docks, playgrounds, and bank fishing. A swimming beach is located within walking distance. (Campground Phone: (334) 682-4191).

Millers Ferry is a 17,200-acre reservoir on the Alabama River impounded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1969.

The official name of this impoundment is William (Bill) Dannelly Reservoir; however, it is better known locally as “Millers Ferry.” There are numerous public access areas located on the reservoir. Camping facilities are available at Corps of Engineers public use areas at East Bank, Six Mile, and Chilatchee Creek. Millers Ferry Reservoir is a regionally important reservoir in southwest Alabama that provides quality fishing opportunities.

Both largemouth bass and crappie fishing are considered excellent in this reservoir. This reservoir consistently produces bass of three pounds or larger. Results from statewide bass club tournament data in 2005 indicated that Millers Ferry was seventh best in the bass per angler-day and ranked tenth best in overall bass fishing quality. This is due in part to high fertility and a relatively stable threadfin shad population.

Crappie fishing is best in the late winter and early spring. At this time of year crappie are concentrated around cover in creeks such as: Fosters, Pine Barren, Chilatchee, and Bogue Chitto.

Channel catfish and blue catfish are frequent targets of local anglers, and blue catfish over thirty pounds are not uncommon. Late winter is an excellent time to catch large blues in the tail waters below the Millers Ferry dam.

The tail water also produces good fishing, in the spring for hybrid striped bass, striped bass, and bream.

Additional general information is found at under the “Roland Cooper State Park” and “William ‘Bill’ Dannelly Reservoir” listing at

Nearest Highways: Highway 41 and 10

Visit their website for reservations and costs for over night stays in park.

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