Piedmont Plateau | Coosa | Best Seasons: Fall | Spring
Chapmans Creek is a quiet, remote public use area on scenic Lake Martin offering primitive camping, a picnic area, and a boat ramp. This is a serene birding stop characterized by mature mid- and upper-story habitat with a well-developed shrub layer, but little or no herbaceous layer. Bird “deep woods” species including Acadian Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, and Wood Thrush, for example. Bald Eagles, waterfowl, including herons and egrets along with several duck species, and songbirds are all to be seen here. Wild Turkeys.
The road to the location can be productive, consisting of a combination of new growth. Watch the power lines for birds!
GPS: N32 47.635’ | W086 02.755’
From intersection of AL 22 and US 280, travel AL 22W 2 miles to AL 259 going southwest. Drive 10.3 miles to CR 24. Turn left. Go 1.4 miles to dirt road. Go straight on dirt road for 1.2 miles to road’s end.
Amenities Available: Boat Launch
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