Alabama Lake Lodge

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    Welcome to Alabama Lake Lodge, a vacation rental property and private lake fishing club. It’s the perfect location for your family reunion, getaway, or group retreat. The lodge overlooks a 100 acre private bass fishing lake that is the heart of the Ala …

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    Arcola Boat Ramp

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    This overall area is often also known as the Hale County Bottoms. The fields here are full of Meadowlarks and Dickcissels, in warmer months. A few Lark Sparrows and Grasshopper Sparrows breed here. In winter months, look for sparrows (Savannah, Vesper, …

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    Backbone Boat Ramp

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    In spring and summer, this site is great for viewing Prothonotary Warblers, Northern Parulas and Yellow-throated Warblers.  Common Yellowthroats are semi-permanent inhabitants of the shrubs and grasses and an be viewed here as well. Look closely for Pu …

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    Barnett Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area

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    This area provides potential for habitat restoration and recreational opportunities. The property, formerly known as the “State Cattle Ranch” has become a premier location for sporting dog competitions. On the property you will also find bird species s …

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    Bibb County Glades Preserve

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    The Kathy Stiles Freeland Bibb County Glades Preserve gained fame for the large numbers of rare and interesting wildflowers and shrubs found here, on rocky, dolomite glades on the banks of the Little Cahaba River, which snakes through the 480-acre prop …

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    Bibb County Lake

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    Bibb County Lake is a 100-acre lake located 5 miles north of Centreville off Alabama Highway 5. Clean public restrooms and concessions are available, including a wide variety of fishing tackle, live and artificial baits, and other fishing supplies, as …

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    Brierfield Ironworks Historical Park

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    Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park is an attractive, open park with a friendly staff. The terrain is primarily open and level, with a small wet-weather stream and a covered bridge not far from the park entrance. There are gently rolling hills t …

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    Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge

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    Established in 2002, the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) helps to protect the biological heart of the Cahaba River. Thirteen federally threatened or endangered species occur within the refuge boundaries. Over 20,000 people visit the refuge …

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    Fayette Aquatic Center

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    The Fayette Aquatic Center offers pools and waterslides for people of all ages. Amenities include free wifi, food & drinks for sale, swimming lessons, lazy river, water aerobics, and lap swimming.  The Aquatic Facility at the Guthrie Smith Park fea …

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    Forkland Campground

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    The campground features a large body of deep water, a boat ramp, picnic area, restrooms, and plenty of nature to view. Expect to see the usual birds of riparian woodlands: many Northern Parulas, Yellow-throated Warblers, Prothonotary Warblers,  Acadian …

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    Guthrie Smith Park

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    This city park is a public recreation area. It offers softball and baseball fields, wooded picnic areas, tennis courts, playground, jogging trails, and a 9-acre lake. Restrooms and special facilities for the handicapped are provided. The park is open e …

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    Jennings Ferry Campground

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    Jennings Ferry has 51 sites and borders the Black Warrior River. All sites have a fire ring, a picnic table, a grill, water and 50 amp electric hookup. The campground has one playground area, one bathhouse and one laundry area. Jennings Ferry does have …

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    Lake Harris

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    Lake Harris is located on Yellow Creek and was one of two reservoirs for drinking water for the city of Tuscaloosa. The dirt entrance road is three miles in length and passes through a considerable stretch of early second-growth scrub. Prairie Warblers …

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    Lake Lurleen State Park

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    Lake Lurleen State Park is named after Alabama’s only female governor. Lurleen Wallace, the wife of former Governor George C. Wallace, was a native of Tuscaloosa County. As Governor she was instrumental in funding a major renovation project of Alabama …

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    Lake Nicol

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    Lake Nicol is an attractive, easily accessible, well-maintained, and popular wooded park on a substantial lake. It draws many local visitors, so the best birding is achieved on weekdays, early or late in the day, and days when traffic should be less th …

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    Lamar County Lake

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    The 68-acre Lamar County Fishing Lake, a favorite with local fishermen, is surrounded by mixed woods of pine and hardwoods.  A gravel road parallels the lake for ¼ mile to the north, and offers hiking access to the bordering woods and the dike. The woo …

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    Lions Park

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    In 2004 the Lions Club, the City of Greensboro, Hale County, the Riding Club and the Greensboro Baseball Association formed a joint committee to manage and care for the future of Lions Park, the largest park in Hale County. They soon approached Auburn …

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    Living River

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    Living River is a retreat and conference center recently built by a group of Birmingham Presbyterian churches to provide the visitors with a great outdoor  experience. There is a clearing on the north side of the road featuring a canoe launch and swimm …

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    Lock 5 Park

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    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 …

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    Moundville Archaeological Park

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    Called “The Big Apple of the 14th Century” by National Geographic, Moundville Archaeological Park was once the site of a powerful prehistoric community that, at its peak, was America’s largest city north of Mexico.  Located on the Black Warrior River a …

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    Oakmulgee Division, Talladega National Forest

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    Miles of backwood roads await the hunter, camper, hiker, naturalist and horseback rider. Hosts the Prothonotory Warbler and the state’s largest population of Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers.  The Forest is considered a destination for both large and small gam …

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    Old Lock 7 Complex, West Damsite Park

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    The Lock 7 Recreation Area and West Damsite Park has a Southern and Northern component. The southern section is more open and park-like. It features a large parking area,picnic tables, and a shaded camping area. This section of the park also has higher …

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    Old Lock 8 Park

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    This site is great for viewing bluebirds, goldfinches, towhees, Red-headed Woodpeckers, Red-tailed Hawks, Great Horned Owls, and Field Sparrows all year. Prairie warblers and Chats are also common from spring through early fall. Swamp and Song Sparrows …

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    Payne Lake

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    Payne Lake could be described as a microcosm of the Oakmulgee National Forest, with its mixed hardwood-pine forest, cattail swamp and rolling hills in close proximity.   Primitive and RV camping, swimming, biking and hiking opportunities are tucked con …

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    Pickensville Recreation Area

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    This is an extensive recreation area that stretches from a picnic area and small boardwalk to a campground complex 2.5 miles down the road. Visitors can follow the road a few more miles to reach the west side of the Bevill Lock and Dam. You’ll find man …

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