About the Lake

Lake Patti Sue is a 70 acre man made lake. The lake is named after Patti Sue Mathis (08/11/72-03/29/95), the daughter of former Alabama state representative Mr. Nathan Mathis.

Before Mr. Mathis bought the property, it was known to locals as Buzzard Bay. The lake was drained, dug out, and then re-stocked with Bream, Shellcracker, Bass, and Catfish.

The ongoing effort took about five years before Lake Patti Sue would be open to the public in March of 2015. To celebrate the opening of the lake, country music star Chris Janson performed at the property.

As a child, Mr. Mathis would fish at the property. At the time, Nathan didn't own the property and often it would dry up. It became one of his dreams to build a lake on the property. Now, obviously, he has accomplished that dream! It will also give friends, family, and visitors a way to remember his daughter, Patti Sue.

Lake Patti Sue is a NO HUNTING area. The Wildlife Preserve is in memory of the son of Mr. Mathis, Joey Mathis (01/29/67-10/08/04). The property is the home of two American Bald Eagles as well as many other bird and wildlife species.

The Mathis family invites you to Lake Patti Sue and want you to know, they'd be honored to have you.

3854 Cumbie Road, Newton, AL 36352