Details for Lucy's Branch Marina

Lucy's Branch Marina

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Average rating 3.1 stars from 9 reviews

Address 6049 Bay Village Drive
Athens, AL 35611


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


The marina is under new ownership and management, 2013.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Bubba Doss


Bubba Doss


Lisa McElyea

Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Mile 287, right descending bank, Tennessee River; plenty of depth to breakwater.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 60
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2014-01-02)

Other price info: $5.00 utility fee.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: No ethanol added.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Pets are to be on a leash at all times.

Disability access

Yes - Docks A, B, and C have been redone and are now handicap friendly. Docks D, E, and F will be by spring 2014.

Launch service

Pump out













Yes - Ship store, has drinks, snacks, boat supplies, ropes, life jackets, and t-shirts.


Yes - Ship's store on site.


Yes - Fat Cat's Seafood, they have steaks, chicken, sandwiches, wraps, etc.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Ship's store on site.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - High Speed Wireless.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Enterprise Rental Car delivery available.

Other services


Reviews for Lucy's Branch Marina
Somebody's investing in this place but I didn't like the prices, 2017-04-24
Captain: , Chattanooga, TN (51)

Somebody is investing a lot of money in this place so it should be pretty nice soon but they charge more than any marina we've stayed at yet on this trip. We boated from Chattanooga to Ohio River and stopped here on the way back. For transient slips they charge $1.50 / foot depending on the size of your slip not your boat size. Then they charge you $5 if you used electricity at the tock. Gas is $.40 more than the average at $3.59/gallon. Our average this trip has been about $3.20/gallon, but I've paid as low as 3.10 and 2.79/gallon other places.

The trashcans were nicely emptied with fresh trash bags but the docks were covered with bird poop. Some pressure washing is in order.

They have a decent ship's store. A lot of the facility is new.

Diamond in the rough, 2015-06-22
Captain: , Kingston Tennessee (121)

Have stayed at Wheeler State park each time we cruise through northern AL. Decided to try Lucy's Branch and get off the water a little earlier as we were heading west. There was some confusion and they did not recall our phone conversation the day before. No one answered the radio when we arrived. We called them by phone when we got in the harbor. They told us to stop at the fuel dock and check in first. What? It was windy and very busy at the fuel dock. I said no and turned the boat to leave. A man came running out and directed us to our spot for the night . . .the end of a dock. However, he and all the other folks were very nice and we had a good stay. Sitting on our boat and watching the nearby boat ramp on a sunday afternoon was great entertainment. There is still no shortage of newbys.

Rating Lucy's Branch Marina(formerly Bay Hill Marina), 2013-09-16
Captain: , Lucys Branch (49)

We have been at Lucy's Branch for almost 2 years, our dock is clean, well maintained..New Owner took over Jan 1, 2013. He has already began his updating this faciltiy. New walk ways, more parking, for Docks A,B,and C. The updating for E and F will be this winter. All docks will be handicap accessible. Fat Cat's(full menu) will reopen in spring 2014. Ammenities include pool, gym,laundry room, gas pumps,holding tank pump out,and stocked ship store. Oh and don't forget, warm weather brings out the entertainment...the bands this year were great, and Karokee was so much fun. Oh yes and there are condo's to purchase or rent by the month... Come on in and join us... We stay on boat 12 months every weekend... Loopers welcome. We currently have two that have been on the loop 5 1/2 years and the other is still looping... Folks, give this marina a chance to treat you special.

Under new owners, 2013-09-06
Captain: , Bayhill marina (40)

Lucy's Branch (formely BayHill) is under new owners and many improvements have already been made with more on the way. I noticed a few ratings from the past that were not good. We keep our boat at Lucy's branch and love the facility. Please visit again and see the changes. I think you will lover it

Pooooooooooooor, 2012-08-18
Captain: , Vero Beach, FL (654)

I couldn%u2019t say anything better than the previous posts. At best this is just a shade better than setting on the hook, no setting on the hook is better it%u2019s free. This will be our one and only stop at Bayhill Marina what a disapointment.
Captain Frank

Disappointed, 2012-05-25
Captain: , Pensacola, Florida (132)

According to other transients, the garbage cans on the dock have not been emptied for a month. I asked and saw no one picking up the trash. When paying my dock fees, the .75 per foot was supposed to be even lower since staying 3 days, but actually came out to be .89 a foot. I doubt if intentional mistake, but sloppy math. Calls to correct problems have gone unanswered. The marina office is seldom open with staff available.

Bay Hill Marina, 2011-11-09
Captain: , Mystic, CT (382)

At time of checkin, we were not given any info regarding location of laundry, restrooms etc. and there were two large rocks just underwater nearr the restaurant that were not pointed out to us. Fortunately, we noticed and avoided them. The restaurant is no longer in operation. Once we located the office and restrooms, we found them to be clean.

Bay Hill Marina Improvements, 2009-10-12
Captain: , Bay Hill Marina (20)

For those that remember the old Lucy's Branch Marina - it is now the Bay Hill Marina and has improved significantly. They now offer diesel fuel, the parking lot has been repaved. The restaurant kitchen has been inlarged and the outside eating area screened in. The Rescue Squad has a bost and office there and there is a tow boat service.

Wintered 2003-04, 2008-01-26
Captain: , Plantation Yacht Harbor, Islamorada, Fla. Keys (4686)

excellent protection; covered floating concrete/aluminum docks; 30/50 amp, water; gas only

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