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1. The Monsanto Tract
Date of Purchase: September 13, 1994
Location: Marshall County; Township 7S, Range 4E, part of Sections, 10, 15, 21, 22
Acreage: 209.08 Acres
The Monsanto Tract was acquired with the assistance of the Nature Conservancy as a gift from the Monsanto Corporation for the explicit purpose of enhancing Guntersville State Park for the public and to provide habitat for bald eagles.
The Monsanto Tract visible from the park campground, is a good spot to watch for eagles during the peak winter months. Because of the eagles, visitation through the tract is strongly discouraged during winter months and absolutely no hunting is allowed at any time. Spring, Summer and Fall are good times to fish along the shores, explore the trail-less woods and study the diverse flora and fauna. A good pair of high-lace walking boots and a walking stick are a good idea and you might want to bring lunch, water, binoculars and a good camera.
The tract can be accessed by boat to the shoreline or from a public boat ramp along the south end of the Section 15 boundary line. There are no developed bathroom, food, water or trash disposal facilities provided. Please help to prevent any litter, traffic or parking problems on adjacent privately owned lands.
From Birmingham take I-20 E/I-59 N towards Atlanta/Gadsden, Continue to I-59 N, Take exit toward 5th Ave NE/AL-1/US-278 W/US-431 N, Turn left at 5th Ave NE/AL-1 N/ US-278 W/US-431 N, Continue to follow AL-1 N/ US-278 W/US-431 N, Turn left at 3rd St NW, Continue onto AL-1 N/Florida Short Route/Morgan Dr NW/US 431 N, Turn right at Mathis Mill Rd, Continue onto Rice Mill Chavers Rd, Turn left at Co Rd 414/Hustlevill Rd, Turn right at Gerald Bryant Rd, Turn Right at AL-227 S, Turn left at AL-62 W/Monsanto Rd, Continue straight onto Christopher Cir, End at Boat Ramp.