Goose Pond Colony (Site # 38, Northeast Loop) is a public recreational development built on a peninsula on the northern side of Guntersville Lake south of Scottsboro. This location makes for some excellent birding, especially during the winter. Stop at one of the numerous viewing points to search the rafts of waterfowl for Common Goldeneyes, Hooded Mergansers, and Canvasbacks. At times, loons, grebes, and cormorants can be seen on the water, and a Bald Eagle may drop by for a meal now and again. Explore the nature trails in the area to see some of the numerous migrant and nesting songbirds ranging from Indigo Buntings to Eastern Kingbirds.
Directions: From the intersection of US Highway 72 and AL Highway 279 in south Scottsboro, head southeast on Highway 279 (it will become Highway 79 south) for 3.2 miles to Ed Hembree Drive. Turn left at Goosepond Drive and the Goose Pond Colony sign. Follow the GPC signs 1.5 miles to the amphitheater. Park in the lot just south of the amphitheater.
GPS Coordinates: N 34.5743, W 86.0807
Amenities: Parking, Hiking, Handicap Access, Canoeing, Boat Access, Fishing, Biking, Information, Restrooms, Camping, Picnic Area, Swimming, Viewing Area, Food
Goose Pond Colony
417 Ed Hembree
Scottsboro, AL 35769