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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 #38
Goose Pond Colony

Northeast Loop

Merganser Description: Goose Pond Colony is a public recreational development, built on a peninsula on the northern side of Guntersville Lake south of Scottsboro. This location makes for some excellent birding especially during the winter. Stop at one of the numerous viewing points to search the rafts of waterfowl for Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, and Canvasback. At times, loons, grebes, and cormorants can be seen on the water, and a Bald Eagle may drop by for a meal now and again. Explore the nature trails in the area to see some of the numerous migrant and nesting songbirds ranging from Indigo Buntings to Eastern Kingbirds.

Directions: From the intersection of US Hwy 72 and AL Hwy 279 in south Scottsboro, AL, head southeast on Hwy 279 (it will become Hwy 79 south) for 3.2 miles to Ed Hembree Drive. Turn left at Goosepond Dr. and the Goose Pond Colony sign. Follow the GPC signs 1.5 miles to the amphitheater. Park in the parking lot just south of the amphitheater.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.5743, W 86.0807
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Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking, Hiking, Handicap Access, Canoeing, Boat Access, Fishing, Biking, Information, Restrooms, Camping, Picnic Area, Swimming, Viewing Area, Food

Contact Info:
Goose Pond Colony
417 Ed Hembree
Scottsboro, AL 35769
(256) 259-2884
(800) 268-2884