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Wind Creek State Park

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Wind Creek State Park spans 1,445 acres along the shores of scenic Lake Martin, a 44,000-acre clear-water reservoir perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. Wind Creek  boasts the largest state-operated campground in the United States with 626 sites.  One hundred eighty-seven sites are waterfront,  allowing for fishing, swimming, and boating. Other facilities include a marina, camp store, fishing […]

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The Talladega National Forest

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The Talladega National Forest offers a peaceful atmosphere that is filled in wild game, camping, and hiking utopias. The forest also features picturesque scenic waterfalls throughout its striking setting. The total Forest covers 392,567 acres (613.39 sq mi, or 1,588.66 km2) at the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountains. Before it was bought by the federal […]

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Nubbin Creek Trail

This little-known hike is quickly becoming well known. Located just south of Cheaha Mountain, Alabama’s highest peak, the Nubbin Creek Trail is a true classic, showcasing what makes the Talladega National Forest a true treasure for Alabama. For day-hikers, the 6-mile out-and-back is wonderful. Climbing the side of the Little Caney Head Mountain from the […]

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Pinhoti Hiking Trail

The Alabama Pinhoti Trail, a national recreation trail, is the pride of Alabama hikers. This 100+ mile long path is the backbone of a trail system second to none in the state as it meanders through rolling hillsides, up rocky crags, past mountain streams and waterfalls, and the panoramic vistas atop the mountains of the […]

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Weogufka Creek Canoe Trail

Floating down a quiet creek with only the sound of rippling waters and birds singing makes for a great day in the outdoors. Coosa County is blessed with two creeks that host some of the most scenic floats in Alabama. Hatchet Creek flows from the northwest corner of the county down to where it enters […]

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Hatchet Creek Canoe Trail

Floating down a quiet creek with only the sound of rippling waters and birds singing makes for a great day in the outdoors. Coosa County is blessed with two creeks that host some of the most scenic floats in Alabama. Hatchet Creek flows from the northwest corner of the county down to where it enters […]

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Coleman Lake Recreational Area

(in the Talladega National Forest) The newly renovated Coleman Lake Recreation Area is peacefully nestled into the Talladega Mountains For recreationists who want to get away from the crowds, but want a few modern conveniences, Coleman Lake Recreation Area is your place to be. There are 39 campsites with water and electrical hookups, bathhouses, a […]

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Lake Howard

With approximately 180 acres, Lake Howard borders the Talladega National Forest, with some of the most pristine scenery in the state.  There is an abundance of game fish, including bass, bream, and crappie, or you may try your hand at catfishing.  This area is subject to the State of Alabama hunting and fishing regulations. A […]

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Turnipseed Camp

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An excellent addition to birding in Cheaha State Park, this site is easily reached via the Talladega Scenic Byway. Mature, mixed pine-oak forest provides a good stop for woodland songbirds. Good location for breeding Scarlet Tanagers, Black-throated Green Warblers, Ovenbirds. Watch for Blue-headed Vireo.

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Desoto Caverns Park

Resting at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, DeSoto Caverns Park offers a unique destination for those seeking a fun and educational experience. Address: 5181 DeSoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, AL 35044 GPS Coordinates: Phone: 1-800-933-2283 Fax: 256-378-3678 Website: www.desotocavernspark.com Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9:00 until 5:30                                        Sat 9:00 until 6:30                                        Sun 1:00 until […]

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Kymulga Grist Mill & Covered Bridge

The building is three stories high on the front and four on the back. One beam runs the full length of the mill and is 10″ x 10″ and is hewn of one solid log. It was hand planed. One beam on the second story is not quite as big, but also runs the length […]

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Cheaha State Park

Mt Cheaha is Alabama’s highest point, and it is one of the southernmost locations to find a number of the state’s more interesting breeding birds, such as Blue-headed vireo, Cedar waxwing, and Sharp-shinned hawk. Additionally, as the park is located in the middle of the Talladega National Forest, the area consists of vast tracts of […]

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