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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 #35
Guntersville Peninsula

Northeast Loop

Laughing Gull Description: The city of Guntersville sits on a peninsula that juts into Guntersville Reservoir. The city has developed walking trails along the shoreline of the peninsula, providing public access to innumerable vantage points to search the water for bird life. The reservoir is at its best in winter, when waterfowl is plentiful, often supporting rafts of Red-breasted Mergansers, Lesser Scaup, Gadwalls, as well as Common Loons and Hooded Grebes. The former marina area on the northeast side of the peninsula has supported a number of unusual gulls and Red-necked Grebes have been recorded there as well. Other species to look for during the year include Doublecrested Cormorant, Osprey, and Bald Eagle, all of which nest nearby.

Directions: This site refers to the walking trails along the edges of Guntersville Peninsula. Good places to access the trail include the corner of AL Hwy 69/Henry Street and Sunset Drive in western Guntersville, AL or the intersection of Sunset Drive and US Hwy 431 in northern Guntersville, AL. Visitors should check the orientation map on the birding trail interpretive sign located at the Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau building at the southern end of the US Hwy 431 River Bridge.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.3630, W 86.2916
Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

Fee: Free

Amenities: Restrooms, Parking, Hiking, Handicap Access, Biking, Boat Access, Canoeing, Fishing, Picnic Area

Contact Info:
Marshall County CVB
200 Gunter Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976
(256) 582-7015
(800) 582-6282