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70. The Old Cahawba Prairie Tract

 

Date of Purchase: August 29, 2009

Location: Dallas County; Township 16N and 15N, Range 09E and 10E, portions of Sections 1, 2, 3, 11, 25, 30, 34, and 35
Acreage: 3,007
THE OLD CAHAWBA PRAIRIE TRACT located in Dallas County consists of approximately 3,007 acres. The tract is a black-belt prairie site that includes a mix of grassland habitats and pine-plantation forest situated between drainages of the Cahaba River and Big Swamp Creek.  This 3,007 acre acquisition provides for habitat restoration opportunities of rare prairie habitats, as well as several recreation opportunities.  The tract also adjoins the historic grounds of Old Cahawba, Alabama’s first state capital site at the confluence of the Cahaba and Alabama rivers. In partnership with the Alabama Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, plantation timber is under a pre-existing 24 year lease arrangement with a third party.
 
The Old Cahawba Prairie Tract has an 11 mile mult i-use trail that was open to the public in July 2013.  The trails are open to hikers, bikers, and horseback riders year round.  All trails can be used free of charge.
 
Primitive camping is available year round in designated camping area only.  All camping is first come first come served, no fees.
 
Activities:
-Bird watching
-Hiking
-Biking
-Horseback Riding
 
 

 

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