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Lucy's Branch Marina
Overview

Lucy’s Branch Marina is nestled in the northwest corner of Alabama on the beautiful Tennessee River at Wheeler Lake. Wheeler Lake is the second largest lake in Alabama stretching nearly 70 miles. The lake is rated as a top fishing reservoir abundant with largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, blue catfish, bluegill, sunfish and crappie. Wheeler Lake is also great for all of your water recreation activities from boating to skiing or just cruising and relaxing on the water.

We offer a host of amenities here at Lucy’s Branch Marina. We offer dry stack, wet slips, fuel dock, transient docking, a fully stocked ship’s store, and more.

We’re in between and just a short drive from The Shoals, AL and Athens, AL (20 miles from I-65) so we hope you’ll come by and see what we have to offer.  Our friendly staff is ready to help.  We look forward to seeing you!

Meet Our Team

We're glad you're here and look forward to serving you!

Billy Christopher

Owner

Suzanne Christopher

Owner

Amos Christopher

Property Manager

Austin Christopher

Sales Manager

Kathy East

Accountant

Dee Hayes

Service Manager

Keith Birdwell

Service Mechanic

BJ Jarrett

Service Mechanic

Come Visit Us Where Life Is Better

Relax and Refresh on Wheeler Lake

At Lucy’s Branch Marina, we offer a full service experience here on beautiful Wheeler Lake. Whether you’re traveling through and need to refuel, need to store your boat, rent a boat for the day, or stop in for a bite to eat, we’re ready to make sure your time with us is memorable and enjoyable. Thank you for visiting with us and we hope to see you again soon! 

The History of Lucy's Branch

Lucy’s Branch is named for Lucy Bedingfield, daughter of a slave and a Cherokee Indian. She was born 1832, and her Indian name was Finch. She married Meredith Bedingfield, a slave and had 9 children. Lucy was an astute and avid storyteller. She purchased 170 acres in June 1888, for $600, recorded by U.S. Patent #43463. One of the last known Indian Chiefs in the area formerly occupied this land. Lucy mortgaged the farm several times by making her mark. She used “Gold Coins of the present standard of weight and fineness” to make payments. Lucy and her descendants farmed this land until the TVA purchased it in 1935 for the creation of Wheeler Lake. Lucy relocated to Oklahoma in later years and is buried there.

LUCY'S BRANCH

History

This site is named for Lucy Bedingfield, daughter of a slave and a Cherokee Indian. She was born 1832, and her Indian name was Finch. She married Meredith Bedingfield, a slave and had 9 children. Lucy was an astute and avid storyteller. She purchased 170 acres in June 1888, for $600, recorded by U.S. Patent #43463. One of the last known Indian Chiefs in the area formerly occupied this land. Lucy mortgaged the farm several times by making her mark. She used “Gold Coins of the present standard of weight and fineness” to make payments. Lucy and her descendants farmed this land until the TVA purchased it in 1935 for the creation of Wheeler Lake. Lucy relocated to Oklahoma in later years and is buried there.

COPENA MOUND

History

This burial mound is one of hundreds constructed during the Middle Woodland period between 100 BC and AD 500 by native people who shared burial practices with other similar cultural groups extending from the Gulf and Atlantic coasts to Canada. Here in northern Alabama, archaeologists have named these people and their mounds ‘Copena’ blending the words copper from eastern Tennessee and Michigan and galena, a lead ore from Missouri. These minerals are common to mounds built here in the Tennessee Valley and indicate a far flung trading network. The people who built such mounds used great care to design these structures and enshrine their ancestors, even the sand and clay used to build them were transported from long distances.

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We look forward to seeing you at Lucy’s Branch Marina on beautiful Wheeler Lake!

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“Thank you to all of our valued customers and friends who have supported Lucy’s Branch Marina over the years and continue to do so. We look forward to continuing to serve you and provide a place for you to relax and enjoy beautiful Wheeler Lake on the Tennessee River.”

The Christopher Family

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