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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 #8
Tennessee Valley Authority Reservation

Northwest Loop

Acadian Flycatcher Description: The TVA Reservation hosts a number of walking trails that meander through woodland, fields, and along the Tennessee River. This is one of the few reliable areas in northern Alabama for Swainson’s Warblers, which nest near the end of the 2.6-mile bicycle/jogging trail. Other species to look and listen for in summer include Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Acadian Flycatcher, and Wood Thrush. Follow the trail to the reservoir, and in the winter, look for Pied-billed and Horned grebes alongside Buffleheads and Common Goldeneye.

Directions: From the Wilson Dam Visitors Center (see directions Site 6), take Reservation Road west for 2.2 miles. Turn right (north) at the TVA Nature Trails sign.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.7803, W 87.6546
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Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking, Restrooms, Handicap Access, Hiking, Biking, Picnic Area

Contact Info:
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
TVA, SB 1H, PO Box 1010
Muscle Shoals, AL 35662-1010
(256) 386-2543