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.