• River: Coosa River
• Surface Area: 30,200 Acres
• Shoreline: 447 Miles
• Length: 45 Miles
• Volume: 1,433,300 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 5,270 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 10 Feet
Lake Weiss (pronounced "Wice") is an Alabama Power Company hydroelectric impoundment covering 30,200 acres in northeast Alabama on the Alabama - Georgia border. The Weiss Lake fishery is the major economic influence in Cherokee County, so the locals treat anglers very well. Four free public access areas and 37 privately run marinas service Lake Weiss. Campgrounds, motels and rental cabins dot the shoreline of the lake.
the lake was named after Fernando C. Weiss, who was born in Dallas, Texas, March 5, 1892. He was hired by Alabama Power in 1913.