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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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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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Oscar C. Dunn Rotary Environmental Center

The Oscar C. Dunn Rotary Environmental Center is part of Easter Seals Camp ASCCA, a nationally recognized leader in providing outdoor therapeutic recreation for children and adults with disabilities.  Located on the far northern part of Lake Martin,  the Center is open to the public by appointment and is divided into three large areas:  an extraordinary scientific […]

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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 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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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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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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