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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 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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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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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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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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RTJ GOLF TRAIL AT SILVER LAKES

Located in Northeast Alabama, between Anniston and Gadsden, Silver Lakes is set on rolling terrain with stunning views of the surrounding Appalachian foothills. Following the April 2011 devastating EF-4 Tornado, which ravaged the golf course and the surrounding communities, Silver Lakes received extensive renovations and has taken on a new look. Silver Lakes re-opened in […]

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TOP Trails

It is challenging off-road trails for quads, side by sides and single track bikes that wind through thousands of acres at the foot of Alabama’s highest point on the old Coosa River/Brecon Annex property. It is breathtaking vistas — an outdoorsman’s dream come true and a place the whole family can enjoy. Welcome to TOPTRAILS. We […]

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Talladega National Forest

The Talladega National Forest

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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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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Turnipseed Camp

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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