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Lake Chinnabee Recreation Area

Not far from Cheaha State park is the Lake Chinnabee Recreation Area which is part of the Talladega National Forest. This 17-acre lake and small campground are tucked into a pastoral valley of peacefulness. Lake Chinnabee Recreation Area has 8 campsites and offers camping, hiking, picnicking, fishing and the Chinnabee Silent Trail connects the campground […]

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Clay County Public Fishing Lakes

Three lakes of 13-, 23-, and 38-acres make up Clay County Lakes. Clay County Lakes are located 1 mile west of the east central Alabama town of Delta on State Lake Road. Fishing: Bass fishing good year-round, with the biggest usually caught from February through April when they are near the bank. Bluegill and redear […]

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West Point Dam

The woods surrounding the lake are rather open, consisting of mostly mature pine and mixed oak. These woods offer up a variety of songbirds and raptors. The major attraction here is panoramic views of the lake, notable for winter gulls and terns. Look for loons and other waterfowl in colder months, swallows and Purple Martins […]

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Alligator Creek Nature Trail

Both of the trails here, the one-mile Alligator Creek trail and the one-half mile Beaver Creek Interpretive Trail, encompass a broad array of habitats, from marshland to mixed-age woodlands. Yellowthroats, Swamp Sparrows, Pileated Woodpeckers, and Great Horned Owls can be found along the trails. Directions: From the AL/GA state line, travel north approximately 7.6 miles […]

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Chambers County Public Fishing Lake

One of the prettiest public fishing lakes in Alabama, Chambers County Lake is worth surveying for waders, waterfowl, swallows, Ospreys, and Bald Eagles. The woods around the lake can be birded from the roadside. There is habitat for Prairie Warblers, chats, and other denizens of second-growth woodlands. Pay particular attention near the bluffs and to […]

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Lineville City Park

There are multiple ball fields, best for Killdeer, Eastern bluebirds, Common nighthawks (in the evenings, over the park lights from spring through fall,) and possible Loggerhead shrikes and American kestrels, especially in the colder months. The small shade trees bordering the road as it leads away from the ball fields are good for Eastern phoebe […]

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Smith Mountain Fire Tower

Come see Lake Martin like you’ve never seen it before!  Originally built in 1939, the restored Smith Mountain Fire Tower was opened to the public on June 16, 2012.  Visitors hike up the half-mile trail from the parking area to the tower where they can climb up to the cab. The view from the cab, which […]

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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, […]

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Wind Creek State Park

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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Cherokee Ridge Hiking Trails

This area has 11 miles of hiking trails, with one skirting the shoreline of Lake Martin for approximately 4 miles. Other areas of the trails are high rocky ridges and bluffs, some with vistas of six to eight miles overlooking Kowaliga Bay and Chimney Rock. Bald Eagles are regularly spotted over the lake; Wild Turkeys […]

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Horseshoe Bend Park

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

In March 1814, General Jackson’s army left Fort Williams on the Coosa, cut a 52-mile trail through the forest in three days, and on the 26th made camp six miles north of Horseshoe Bend. The next morning, Jackson sent General John Coffee and 700 mounted infantry and 600 Cherokee and Creek allies three miles down-stream to […]

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Charles E. Bailey Sportplex

A part of the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail, the Sportplex is an interesting combination of attractively wooded grounds surrounding athletic fields and open parking areas. There are hiking trails that originate from the rear corner of a large parking lot on Arena Drive.  The understory is quite open through much of the property, and sight […]

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