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Richardson Island Trail

Alabama State Lands

Distance:10.2 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 Richardson Island day trail begins at Rice Creek Landing, located on the Forever Wild Land Trustís 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 leaving out of Rice Creek, around Richardson Island, and back to Rice Creek Landing. Paddlers have several options for selecting the length and duration of this day-trip.


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