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35. The Periwinkle Spring Addition Tract
Date of Purchase: February 20, 2004
Location: Madison County; Township 4S, Range 1E, parts of Sections 33
Acreage: 40 Acres
The Periwinkle Spring Addition Tract Cats Creek Tract was purchased to expand opportunities for outdoor recreation and conservation education provided at and by Monte Sano State Park.This tract has one of the only permanent springs in that portion of the mountain, and also supports a small population of federally listed wildflowers
This site offers peaceful and yet challenging opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, caving, primitive camping and nature study. Rules of Monte Sano State Park regarding these activities apply to this Forever Wild property as well. No off-road vehicles or hunting are allowed. There are no water or waste disposal sites available; please help to protect the natural integrity of the site and remove all trash generated. Developed camping or lodging, food and refreshments are available either from the State Park store or private businesses in nearby Huntsville.
The Big Cats Creek property is easily accessed from Monte Sano Park’s first parking site for hikers on the right as you come into the park. Safe parking and disembarkment facilities are provided. The Forever Wild property is an approximately two mile hike along established trails from the parking site. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy the natural beauty and wonder of Blue Springs, McKay Hollow and the Natural Well located on existing State Park property. The Big Cats Creek Tract itself is roadless and trailless. You will have to choose your own path but please leave only footprints and take only memories.