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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 #37
Guntersville Dam North

Northeast Loop

Eagle Description: The north side of Guntersville Dam is similar to the south side and also provides boat access to Painted Bluff a few miles downstream. However, the north side of the dam is usually better for viewing Bald Eagles. Active eagle nests have been seen on the ridge just northeast of the dam and in a small wet area northwest of the dam. Look for adult parents from January - April and for recently-fledged juveniles in April and May. Sometimes, juvenile birds will stay in the area for several years, and many more birds can often be seen during the winter when resident eagles are joined by migrants from farther north.

Directions: From the intersection of US 431 and AL Hwy 69 in Guntersville, go north on US 431 for 14.9 miles to Guntersville Dam Rd. (Guntersville Dam Sign). Turn left onto Guntersville Dam Rd. and go 3.8 miles to the dam. Note: this is for north dam access only – there is no vehicular traffi c allowed across the dam.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.4250, W 86.3930
Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking, Restrooms, Handicap Access, Canoeing, Visitor Center, Picnic Area, Fishing, Boat Access

Contact Info:
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
3696 Alabama Hwy 60
Guntersville, AL 35976
(256) 571-4280