Coastal, Mobile-Tensaw River Delta Loop | Baldwin | Best Seasons: Fall | Spring | Summer | Winter
Live Oak Landing consists of 175 acres of beautiful land with highway access and a half-mile of waterfront. The property is surrounded by county, state, and Forever Wild conservation land encompassing a total area of approximately 1,500 acres on the eastern side of the Tensaw River. An additional 300,000 acres of pristine and protected wetlands lie to the west, buffering the property from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Species: Common residents include Red-shouldered hawk, Pine Warbler, Tufted titmouse, and Eastern Bluebird. In winter, Blue-gray gnatcatcher, Chipping Sparrow, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet are common. Fish Crow, Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Parula, Yellow-throated Warbler, Summer Tanager, and Little Blue Heron are common during the spring and summer. Mississippi Kite occasionally use this area for nesting.
Live Oak Landing has expanded to include 28 RV sites, easily accessible boat ramps, fishing piers, and an event pavilion. Visitors can enjoy hiking, kayaking, canoeing, a catch and release fishing pond, and a variety of activities in the laid-back atmosphere of the middle Mobile-Tensaw Delta.
Prior to Baldwin County’s improvements of the property, Live Oak Landing has operated under private ownership for more than a half-century, catering to local fisherman, hunters, and those looking to get away from more hectic areas to enjoy the relaxation of the Delta.
Live Oak Landing has always been a family friendly environment, allowing visitors and locals to revive themselves in the serenity and charm of the Delta. Live Oak Landing was originally built on family-owned land by John and Davida Hastie, in 1948. The Hasties operated Live Oak Landing for 32 years, during which time the Landing become a second home to their family and the residents of Stockton, Alabama. A much-loved safe space, many local children learned to fish and waterski during the Hastie’s time, but more importantly, they also learned about nature and developed a greater appreciation and love for the uniqueness of the Delta environment. Davida Hastie was described as “One of South Alabama’s foremost historians and a lover and preserver of natural resources. She was committed to the environment long before environmental concerns became more popular in the mainstream. She left her mark on the woods and waters of this area which she loved so dearly.” This love of the natural environment was passed on to the many generations who spent time at Live Oak Landing.
Live Oak Landing is located only thirty minutes northeast of Mobile, Alabama via the I-65 corridor in North Baldwin County. Situated within one-hour or less of three major public/private airports and only five-minutes off the interstate, Live Oak Landing is easily accessible to all vehicles. The Landing is the perfect stepping off point for exploring and experiencing North Baldwin County, the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, Coastal Alabama, and the incredible natural, cultural, and historical diversity of this region.
There is an accessible pier and access to the pavilion located on the property.
From Cliff’s Landing head north on AL 225 [7.2] and take a left (west) on to Live Oak Landing Road. Upon completing your visit, return to AL 225.
Amenities Available: Picnic Tables, Restrooms, Wheelchair Accessible
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