This is the put-in for a 7.5-mile paddle down the Sepulga River to the Brooklyn take-out (Piney Woods Birding Trail [PWBT] site 18 and southern terminus of the Sepulga River Canoe Trail). Second growth river bottom hardwood forest with a good bit of cypress and sycamore line the limestone banks and make for a scenic paddle.
Spring and early summer provide the best combination of paddling and birding. Listen for the classic southern riparian species like Northern Parulas and Yellow-throated and Prothonotary warblers. Be sure to watch for White Ibis and Mississippi Kites flying above the tree tops.
GPS: N 31° 18.085’ / W 86° 43.031’
Contact: Conecuh/Sepulga Watershed Alliance
P.O. Box 2792
Brooklyn, AL 36429
Amenities: Parking, Canoeing, Boat access (but can be shallow)
From Staples Bridge, go west on US Highway 84 for 0.6 miles to mile marker 114.9. Turn left (south) on Conecuh County Road 93, and drive 1.8 miles. Turn left (south) on Conecuh County Road 43 and go 6.2 miles. Turn left (east) on Bull Slough Road, and drive 1.3 miles to the Iron Bridge access parking area.
Staples Bridge (US Highway 84) is the take-out for the most popular paddle on the Sepulga River Canoe Trail. It is also the put-in for the 13.4-mile paddle to the Iron Bridge (PWBT site 17). The paddle to the Iron Bridge is long and without amenities …
This site is the northernmost put-in for the 29-mile-long Sepulga River Canoe Trail and the starting point for an 8-mile paddle down the Sepulga River to Staples Bridge on US Highway 84 (PWBT Site 16). Under normal conditions, this paddle is classifi …