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13. The Eagle Roost View Tract
Date of Purchase: February 4, 1999
Location: Marshall County; Township 7S, Range 5E, Sections 4 & 5
Acreage: 17 Acres
The Eagle Roost View Tract is Forever Wild's smallest property acquired to date. It was purchased primarily to provide a convenient point from which to observe Alabama's winter population of bald eagles.
The property itself is a steep, mixed pine-hardwood forested slope between Alabama Highway 227 and Lake Guntersville. The wide roadside along 227 provides a safe parking area from which to view the eagles in the winter and Lake Guntersville and the Town Creek gorge all year long. The site is managed by personnel of Lake Guntersville State Park and is used in their January Eagle Awareness Program. No hunting is allowed on this tract. Please help them protect this attractive area from littering, vandalism and wildfire.
This property is located halfway between Huntsville and Gadsden on the eastern side of Lake Guntersville. Hwy 227 can be accessed either from Interstate 59 at Gadsden or from U.S. Highway 431 at the town of Guntersville. Eagle Roost View is approximately seven miles north of the front entrance to Guntersville State Park on Highway 227.