Cullman County is fortunate to have amenities throughout that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. From the Ave Maria Grotto, the Shrine of The Most Blessed Sacrament, Clarkson Covered Bridge, to various parks, waterfalls, and outdoor scenery. The diamond in the rough comes when you travel to Lewis Smith Lake. Smith Lake is one of the cleanest lakes in North America and attracts visitors from all over the United States. The fishing is among the best globally and draws tournaments from fishing for fun enthusiasts to Major League Fishing Anglers. Boating on the lake is second to none. Each year thousands of boats will flock to Smith Lake to either take a relaxing stroll on their pontoon or ski behind a wake boat. Smith Lake Park holds various events throughout the year to showcase what the lake has to offer and always goes out with a bang on the 4th of July. If you are more of a paddleboard, kayak, or canoe kind of person, Smith Lake can accommodate you also. There is essentially nothing Smith Lake doesn’t have to offer when it comes to lake life.

One hidden gem buried in the heart of Smith Lake is Smith Lake RV and Cabin Resort. Most locals who are even familiar with the lake have not experienced the RV and Cabin resort’s beauty. Nestled near the Big Bridge, Smith Lake RV and Cabin Resort has approximately one hundred and twenty lot owners with roughly thirty permanent residents. The resort offers multiple pools, pickleball and basketball courts, stocked ponds that are on-site, a boardwalk that flows alongside the lake, and a beautiful natural waterfall that lands in a pool beside Church on the Lake. Church on the Lake is a community outreach church that welcomes anyone and everyone each Sunday at 9 A.M. for worship. It is located next to the lake at the bottom of a rock bluff with a waterfall within a few feet from the pulpit.

Owners Larry and Sandy Harris had a dream to build a beautiful community that people from all over the United States would be proud to call home. After a lot of praying over the several acres that the resort now sits on, the Harris’s had a clear vision to make it a reality. They truly built a community based on faith, and it sits on God’s solid rock foundation next to the most beautiful lake in the world. Most of the permanent residents are retired and simply wanted to enjoy life on the lake, but others visit their lake lot on the weekends or several weeks throughout the summer months.

If you are out and about riding down County Road 222 in Cullman, Alabama, and would like to take in one of the most beautiful sites on Smith Lake, stop into Smith Lake RV and Cabin Resort. Larry and Sandy will show you around, and who knows, this might be the annual vacation destination that you can own yourself.

Smith Lake RV and Cabin Resort is located at 800 County Road 202 Crane Hill, AL 35053 between Huntsville and Birmingham. From I65, take exit 299 and follow your GPS.