Holt Reservoir is a modest sized 3,296-acre lake on the Black Warrior River and is located just north of Tuscaloosa from the Holt Lock and Dam upstream to Bankhead Dam. The primary uses for this reservoir are navigation, flood control, and recreation. Camping, hunting and boating are also available on this reservoir. There are modern camping areas, as well as areas for primitive camping. For the day user there are several areas with facilities for boaters, swimmers, picnickers, hikers, and sightseers. Holt Lake has two privately managed marinas for boat docking and storage. Six public facility areas with bank and boat access for anglers circle Holt Reservoir.