Public lake closing temporarily; applications for manager sought

Published 11:39 pm Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Leon Brooks Hines (Escambia County) Public Fishing Lake will temporarily close on Oct. 1, 2017, due to the resignation of the lake manager. The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) will begin accepting applications for the position immediately.

The lake manager position is contracted with the State of Alabama for a three-year term, which is renewable at the discretion of the state. Duties include the sale of fishing licenses and permits, grounds maintenance, store management and other related responsibilities. An investment is required to meet the initial needs of daily operations.

An information packet and application to be a lake manager at Escambia County Public Fishing Lake is available by contacting Jason Junkin at or call 334-242-3472. Persons interested in applying for this position should contact the WFF Fisheries Section prior to Sept. 29, 2017.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit