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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 #46
DeKalb County Public Lake

Northeast Loop

Canada Goose Description: DeKalb County Lake is a popular fishing spot that also serves as an excellent introduction to northern Alabama's bird life. Check the open waters of the lake for wintering waterfowl or a family of resident Canada Geese with their downy young. Wooded areas and the larger trees around the lake may produce a variety of warblers and vireos during migration. Keep checking overhead for a fly-by Osprey or Bald Eagle, and perhaps, a vagrant gull or tern may put in an appearance.

Directions: From the intersection of US Hwy 72 and AL Hwy 279 in southern Scottsboro, AL, travel east on Hwy 72 1.7 miles to Hwy 35. Turn right onto AL Hwy 35 and drive south for 3.3 miles to AL Hwy 40. Turn left onto Hwy 40 and head northeast for 10.6 miles to CR 162. Turn right onto CR 162 and drive 3.9 miles to CR 194. Turn right onto CR 194 and drive 0.2 miles to the public lake on the left.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.5764, W 85.8060
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Fee: Free

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

Contact Info:
ADCNR: DeKalb County Public Lake
720 Co. Rd. 194
Sylvania, AL 35988
(256) 657-3000
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