PINTALALA, Ala.— With the recent listing of Ray Scott’s legendary Alabama bass fishing sanctuary, many anglers are wondering exactly what’s inside? Rumors have swirled around Scott’s Legacy Lakes compound for decades, with former U.S. Presidents and bass fishing icons catching record fish within its grounds lending the place a Wonkaland-like wonder. And now that the doors are open for sale, anglers can have an in-depth look inside.
The tour comes courtesy of National Land Reality, the South Carolina-based realty firm handling the sale for Scott’s 200-acre compound, which lists at $3.4 million.
Inside the gates, visitors are led along a 1.5 mile long road under spanish-moss draped trees towards the 55-acre Presidents Lake. This is the site of Scott’s main lodge, which rests on a peninsula with panoramic views of Florida bass paradise. The four bedroom, four and a half bath lodge comes equipped with a jaw-dropping antler chandelier, soaring rafters and a monolithic stone fireplace. Of course, an attached boat house (with included bedroom and bathroom of its own) is mandatory, along with a lake vista veranda and two-car garage.
Through the adjacent woods, visitors will find Scott’s President’s cabin: a two bedroom, two bath getaway for guests overlooking what Outdoor Life magazine dubbed the best bass lake in the United States in 2011.
Surrounding the grounds are 80 acres of prime, fenced hunting ground stocked with Canadian whitetail deer, forage crops and minerals.