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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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Northwest Loop

Bald Eagles Description: The town of Waterloo sits a few miles west of the Natchez Trace Parkway in northwestern Alabama. The area is renowned for its concentration of Bald Eagles that congregate here in the winter months. Sightings of half a dozen eagles are quite common, and at times over twenty have been seen on a single gravel bank! The eagles also nest in the area, so while they can be seen year-round, their concentrations are most impressive in the winter. Winter is also the best time for viewing waterfowl. All three species of mergansers occur regularly, with Red-breasted being the most numerous. During spring and summer, listen for woodland species along the lake edge.

Directions: From the junction of CR 14 and CR 1, just east of the town of Waterloo, go 1.5 north on CR 1 to a TVA picnic area along the lakeshore on the left.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.9310, W 88.0391
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Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking, Boat Access, Canoeing, Fishing, Picnic Area

Contact Info:
PO Box 1314
Florence, AL 35630
(256) 760-8670