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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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Anniston Museum of Natural History

Explore the wilds of Africa, the wonders of the North American wilderness and the mysteries of 2,300 year-old Egyptian Mummies in the Anniston Museum of Natural History. More than 2,000 natural history items are on permanent display. Children can get “hands-on” with nature in the discovery room. In addition to the many indoor attractions, the […]

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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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Tallapoosa River featuring Tallapoosa Wilds

Come share in the beauty and serenity of the Tallapoosa River featuring Tallapoosa Wilds in Wadley, AL.  One of the cleanest and clearest rivers in the entire nation, the Tallapoosa River is one you will enjoy experiencing. Tallapoosa Wilds offers daytrips from its facilities in Wadley which include a 2, 4, 7, or 11 mile […]

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West Point Lake

West Point Lake is a man-made reservoir formed by the damming of the Chattahoochee River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This reservoir extends for about 35 mi along the Chattahoochee River near the Alabama-Georgia state boundary. 500 Resource Management Drive, West Point, Georgia 31833-9517 http://westpt.sam.usace.army.mil You can also find additional info on West […]

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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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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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Lake Martin

Located on the outskirts of Alexander City in Central Alabama, Lake Martin is a 44,000-acre impoundment on the Tallapoosa River with an astounding 750 miles of shoreline. Lake Martin is arguably the most popular recreational reservoir in Alabama attracting literally hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Alabama Power Company impounded the waters of the Tallapoosa […]

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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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