Maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lock 5 Park is a smaller park with restrooms, picnic tables, a boat ramp, and plenty of nature to see. The dam was destroyed years ago leaving a marker in the river where the dam once was. Because of this, the site is best considered part of a loop for trips to the Hale County Catfish Ponds or the State Cattle Ranch. The site is a good place to view Prothonotary Warblers, Parulas, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Summer Tanagers, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Orchard Orioles, Great Crested Flycatchers, Eastern Wood Pewees, and Red-eyed and Yellow-throated vireos. The park also offers a birding recreation area with a large walking trail.
Address: 34 Resource Management Dr. Demopolis, AL 36732
Latitude: 32.5849885 | Longitude: -87.7429369
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