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Fisher Island Trail

Alabama State Lands

Distance:8.9 miles (additional miles possible via adjacent sloughs and creeks)

Start: Rice Creek Landing

End: Rice Creek Landing

Type of trail: creek, lake, and slough

Habitats: bottomland hardwood swamp, flowing creeks, side channel sloughs and backwaters

Reliability: excellent

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Optimimal water levels: Claiborne Dam river stages ranging from 6 to 19 feet on tailrace reading provide optimum water levels for this route. River stages above these values should be considered hazardous. For water level information at Claiborne Dam, call 1-888-771-4601 or visit or

The Fisher Island day trail begins at Rice Creek Landing, located on the Forever Wild Land Trust’s Delta Tract, 2.9 miles north of the Highway 225/59 split in Stockton, AL, on Baldwin County Rd. 21. The map shows the trail proceeding out of Rice Creek, around the south end of Richardson Island and past Larry Island, across Tensaw Lake and into Bayou Jessamine. The Trail then splits from Bayou Jessamine, proceeding north into a body of water known locally as “Jug Lake,” which bends around Fisher Island. The return leg follows the same route. Paddlers have several options for selecting the length and duration of this day-trip, especially when incorporating side trips.

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