Located on the banks of the Tallapoosa River, Coon Creek Nature Preserve and Recreation Area offers access to 320 acres of pine-hardwood creek valley that feeds into Yates Lake. A one-mile Overlook Loop Trail and a four-mile Wood Duck Trail are both good for woodland songbirds. The upland portions have Northern Bobwhites, Wild Turkeys, sparrows, Eastern Bluebirds, and other woodland birds. Areas bordering the water provide opportunities to see waterfowl, gulls, terns, Ospreys, and Bald Eagles. Wood Ducks, Belted Kingfishers, herons, and egrets are possibilities all year.
Created in part of Forever Wild property, Coon Creek Nature Preserve and Recreation Area is a public recreational site, a nature preserve and an environmental study area with 5 miles of trails and a boat ramp.
Directions: From AL 14E/Macedonia Rd, cross Thurlow Dam. Continue approximately 2 miles, and turn left onto CR 6. Take first left (Hicks Store Road). Turn left onto Gravel Pit Road, then take immediate right onto Coon Creek Landing Road.
GPS: 32.602084 -85.88002