Bartlett’s Ferry Reservoir (Lake Harding) is a Chattahoochee River impoundment located on the Alabama - Georgia state line, east of Opelika, Ala. Constructed by the Georgia Power Company to provide hydroelectric power generation and recreation. Bartlett’s Ferry is not as well known, nor as heavily fished, as its upstream and downstream counterparts, West Point Lake and Lake Eufaula.
Both Alabama and Georgia fishing licenses are recognized for all waters of Bartlett’s Ferry Reservoir. Three public boat ramps are available for access on the Alabama side of the lake. The public ramps are at the Chattahoochee Valley Recreation Park off Lee County Road 380, at Halawakee Creek on Lee County Road 379 and near Bartlett’s Ferry Dam on Lee County Road 334. County Road 334 also provides access to the Sandy Point Recreation Area. With 156 miles of shoreline Lake Harding features several islands, one of the most notable is Houston\'s Island which contains the ruins of an old lake house. Boating can be hazardous during low flows at the upper end of the lake.