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Coon Creek Nature Preserve and Recreation Area

Located on the banks of the Tallapoosa River, this preserve includes the one-mile Overlook Loop trail and the four-mile Wood Duck trail, both good for woodland songbirds. The upland portions harbor Northern Bobwhites, Wild Turkeys, sparrows, towhees, Eastern Bluebirds, and other woodland birds. The areas bordering the water afford opportunities to scan for waterfowl, gulls, terns, Ospreys, and Bald Eagles. Wood Ducks, Belted Kingfishers, herons, and egrets may be present all year.

Directions: From AL 14E/Macedonia Rd, cross Thurlow Dam. Continue approximately 2 miles, and turn left onto CR 6. Take first left (Hicks Store Road). Turn left onto Gravel Pit Road, then take immediate right onto Coon Creek Landing Road.

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