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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 #42
Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area

Northeast Loop

Hacking Tower Description: Managed for wintering waterfowl and small-game hunting, Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area has numerous impoundments which are likely to turn up a great variety of species. Access roads leading into the area also make Mud Creek easily birded. Check the ponds in fall and winter for dabbling ducks such as Mallard, Gadwall, American Wigeon and Greenwinged Teal. Blue-winged Teal are more likely found during migration periods, while American Coots and Common Moorhens can be seen at any time. The area is also a favorite for wading birds with Great Blue and Green herons being especially numerous. Mud Creek was the hacking site from which Bald Eagles were first reintroduced to Alabama's Tennessee River Valley. Many of the eagles now seen throughout the area are the descendents of the original birds released at Mud Creek.

Directions: From the intersection of US Hwy 72 and AL Hwy 279 in southern Scottsboro, AL, travel east on US Hwy 72 for 12.4 miles to CR 116. Turn right onto CR 116 and drive 1.1 miles to CR 141. Turn left onto CR 141 and go 0.2 miles and turn right onto a gravel road. Follow the gravel road for 1.4 miles to the pumping station.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.7768, W 85.8593
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Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking

Contact Info:
ADCNR: Area Biologist
4101 Ala. Hwy 21 N.
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-5422