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Northwest Loop

1 - Mallard Fox Creek Wildlife Management Area - Kiosk Site


2 - Wheeler Dam - South Landing


3 - Joe Wheeler State Park


4 - Town Creek Marsh


5 - Leighton Ponds


6 - Wilson Dam Visitor Center - Kiosk Site


7 - Wilson Dam Rockpile Recreation Area


8 - Tennessee Valley Authority Reservation


9 - Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge - Kiosk Site


10 - Natchez Trace Parkway - Rock Springs Nature Trail


11 - Waterloo


12 - Natchez Trace Parkway - Colbert Ferry


13 - Freedom Hills Wildlife Management Area Walking Trail


14 - Bankhead National Forest - Central Firetower - Kiosk Site


15 - Bankhead National Forest - Sipsey Wilderness Trailhead


51 - Cypress Cove Farm

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Site #4
Town Creek Marsh

Northwest Loop

Common Yellow-throat Description: This site is a small marsh in the bend of Fosters Mill Road, overlooking Town Creek. It is an excellent place to see rails feeding on the mudflats during appropriate times of year. The marsh also supports a variety of wading birds and waterfowl, especially during the winter months. From the roadside, scan the edges of the numerous reed beds for Virginia Rails. They can sometimes be seen wandering away from these thick reed beds, although they are often seen probing along the edges or wading quietly from just inside the edge. The area beyond the marsh is also good for loafing wading birds like Great Blue Herons and many species of waterfowl in the winter.

Directions: From the south side of Wheeler Dam on AL Hwy 101, continue south 2.9 miles. Turn right (west) onto Fosters Mill Road, cross Town Creek and drive 2.1 miles to the bend in the road. The marsh is on the right.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.7700, W 87.4410
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Fee: Free

Access Information: Parking on the shoulder of the road.

Contact Info:
Unmanaged site with no contact.