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34 - Guntersville State Park, Town Creek and Drive - Kiosk Site

35 - Guntersville Peninsula

36 - Guntersville Dam South

37 - Guntersville Dam North

38 - Goose Pond Colony

39 - North Sauty Creek WMA/Sauta Cave NWR

40 - Roy B. Whitaker Paint Rock River Preserve - Kiosk Site

41 - Skyline Wildlife Management Area

42 - Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area

43 - Stevenson Town Park

44 - Russell Cave National Monument

45 - Gorham's Bluff/Coon Gulf

46 - DeKalb County Public Lake

47 - DeSoto State Park - Azalea Cascade Trail

48 - Little River Canyon National Preserve Drive

49 - Buck's Pocket State Park, Morgan's Cove and South Sauty Creek

50 - Murphy Hill

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Site #34
Guntersville State Park, Town Creek and Drive - Kiosk Site

Northeast Loop

Canoeists Description: Guntersville State Park is one of the premiere birding areas in northeastern Alabama. Renowned for its Eagle Awareness Weekends, the park is best visited in the winter. During this time, look for dense populations of waterfowl, and the chance to spy a vagrant such as Red-necked Grebe or an unusual gull. The woodlands through the park should be checked during migration for a variety of warblers, vireos, tanagers and grosbeaks. Migration is also the best time to search for shorebirds on any exposed mudflats. Wading birds such as Great Blue Heron and Great Egret occur year-round and nest on islands in Guntersville Lake.

Directions: From the intersection of US Hwy 431 and AL Hwy 227 in Guntersville, AL, take Hwy 227 east for 5.6 miles to the birding trail orientation kiosk at the state park.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.3697, W 86.2169
Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking, Food, Restrooms, Handicap Access, Hiking, Biking, Canoeing, Boat Access, Driving Trail, Fishing, Camping, Swimming, Picnic Area, Beach

Contact Info:
ADCNR, Lake Guntersville State Park
7966 Alabama Hwy 227
Guntersville, AL 35976
(256) 571-5444