With approximately 180 acres, Lake Howard borders the Talladega National Forest, with some of the most pristine scenery in the state. There is an abundance of game fish, including bass, bream, and crappie, or you may try your hand at catfishing. This area is subject to the State of Alabama hunting and fishing regulations.
A new 14 mile trail system includes a combination of singletrack and existing fire roads in the Talladega National Forest. Built by the NFS, Sylacauga Recreation Dept, COGS and Trails Unlimited, this trail offers 4 different loops which make up the total distance of 14 miles. Maintained by Cyclist of Greater Sylacauga (COGS).
Websites: lakehowardtrail.blogspot.com sylacauga.net/government/lake_howard.htm
Hours of Operation: Tuesday through Sunday, sunrise until half an hour before sunset
Admission Fee: 2 dollars per person per day
Gate will be unlocked at sunrise and locked ½ hour after sunset each day. Lake will be closed each Monday, the last week in December, and the first week in January of each year. NOTE: Fishing in lake may be suspended at any time at the direction of the Lake Howard Recreational Authority, Inc.
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