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Bartram Canoe Day Use Trails

Alabama State Lands


 

 

Globe Creek Trail

Duration: 1 Day

Type: Day Use

Starting in the upper reaches of the Mobile-Tensaw Forever Wild Property, this trail begins in a small waterway that meanders through mature bottomland hardwood forests. This trail offers numerous opportunities to view the diverse wildlife and plants of this unique ecological region. More...

 

Red Hill/Proctor Creek Trail

Duration: 1 Day

Type: Day Use

Crossing the open water of Tensaw Lake to these small feeder creeks offers an opportunity to explore the remote backwaters. Many limbs and sunken trees prohibit access to most motorboats, providing the perfect opportunity for the smaller canoes and kayaks to enjoy the solitude. More...

 

Douglas Lake Trail

Duration: 1 Day

Type: Day Use

Traveling up Tensaw Lake and into Douglas Lake, this trail is characterized by its lake-like setting. This flatwater paddle into Douglas Lake provides an opportunity to witness the large cypress trees reminiscent of the old Mobile-Tensaw Delta.   More...

 

Richardson Island Trail

Duration: 1 Day

Type: Day Use

Departing from Rice Creek landing, this simple trail follows Rice Creek, Brier Lake and Tensaw Lake around Richardson Island. Paddle this simple route and its several backsloughs that offer opportunities for fishing, bird-watching or just quiet solitude. More...

 

Fisher Island Trail

Duration: 1 Day

Type: Day Use

After crossing Brier Lake and the Tensaw River, the trail follows Bayou Jessamine into what is locally known as Jug Lake. Paddling up this bayou allows for a unique experience of observing the wildlife and plants of an interior delta island.  More...

 

Indian Mound Island Trail

Duration: 1 Day

Type: Day Use

After crossing Brier Lake and Tensaw Lake, the trail follows the entire length of Bayou Jessamine into Bottle Creek. A short paddle downstream, a pull-out on the west bank sandbar and brief 10 minute hike allows one to gaze into the past at a collection of large mounds constructed by Indians of the Mississippian Era.  More...

Bartram Canoe Land Based Campsite

Alabama State Lands


 

 

Overnight Route #1

Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Type: Land Camp

Departing from Rice Creek Landing, the trail runs the west side of Richardson Island along the entire length of the picturesque Bayou Tallapoosa and into the Tensaw River. After an overnight stay at the land-based Two Rivers Point Campsite, the trail returns to Rice Creek Landing via Bayou Jessamine. More...

 

Overnight Route #2

Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Type: Land Camp

Launching from French’s Lake Coastal Access Kiosk, this overnight trip provides an interesting chance to witness the vast bottomland hardwood forest of the upper Mobile-Tensaw Delta as the trail meanders through long stretches of Bear Creek. More...

 

Overnight Route #3

Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights

Type: Land Camp

This route is a combination of overnights #1 and #2, resulting in a three day two night experience. Launching is either at French’s Lake, Holley Creek or Boatyard landing.  More...

Bartram Canoe Floating Campsites

Alabama State Lands


 

 

Canal Island

Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Type: Floating Campsite

Starting in the upper reaches of the Mobile-Tensaw Forever Wild Property, this trail begins in a small waterway that meanders through mature bottomland hardwood forests. More...

Use of this floating campsite is by reservation only. To reserve,

click here.

 

Dead Lake Island

Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Type: Floating Campsite

Traveling down Tensaw Lake this trail provides the opportunity to explore it's backwater sloughs and tributaries. This camping platform area has two platforms and can accommodate a larger group. More...


Use of this floating campsite is by reservation only. To reserve platform #1, click here. To reserve platform #2, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jug Lake

Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Type: Floating Campsite

Departing from Rice Creek landing, this overnight trail follows Rice Creek, Brier Lake and Tensaw Lake around Richardson Island, with a stop over at the Jug Lake Camping Platform.  More...
 

Use of this floating campsite is by reservation only. To reserve,

click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canal/Dead Lake Island

Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights

Type: Floating Campsite

This two night three day trail consists of a mixture of the small water of Globe Creek and Bayou Tallapoosa as well as the more open water of Stiggins Lake and the Tensaw River. More...
Use of the floating campsites is by reservation only.  Note: This trail requires the reservation of both the Canal Island and the Dead Lake platforms. To reserve Canal Island, click here. To reserve Dead Lake Island platform #1, click here or to reserve platform #2, click here.

 

 


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