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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 #45
Gorham's Bluff/Coon Gulf

Northeast Loop

Gorham's Bluff Description: Raccoon Creek is a very scenic arm of Guntersville Reservoir. The planned community of Gorham’s Bluff rises on the southern side of Raccoon Creek, providing an incredible vista of the creek and the surrounding area, as well as exemplifying how the Tennessee River has cut through the Cumberland Plateau over millennia. Birds to look for in the area include Bald Eagles, which nest nearby. Other raptors can be seen soaring in the air currents along the bluff. On the northern side, explore areas within the valley by boat so you can visit the numerous small bays and inlets in the area. Waterfowl can be numerous in winter, and Canada Geese and Wood Duck both nest along the creek. Quiet exploration by boat could lead to close encounters with Green Herons, Great Egrets, and other wildlife.

Directions: From Scottsboro, AL, at the junction of US Hwy 72 and AL Hwy 35, take Hwy 35 south for 3.2 miles until just across the Tennessee River. Turn left (east) onto AL Hwy 40 and go 6.8 miles to a 4-way stop. Turn left onto AL Hwy 71 and go north for 2.3 miles. Turn left onto CR 58 and go 5.5 miles. Turn left onto CR 357 and go 1.2 miles. Turn left on CR 457 and drive 0.8 miles. Turn right into the Gorham's Bluff community and follow the signs to the lodge.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.7350, W 85.8347
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Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking, Information, Viewing Area, Cabins/Lodge, Restrooms

Contact Info:
Gorham's Bluff
101 Gorham's Drive
Pisgah, AL 35765-6891
(256) 451-8439