Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area

North Alabama, Northeast Loop | Jackson | Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

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Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area (Site #42, Northeast Loop) has numerous impoundments that are likely to turn up a great variety of species. Access roads leading into the area also make Mud Creek easy to bird. Check the ponds in fall and winter for dabbling ducks such as Mallards, Gadwalls, American Wigeons, and Green-winged Teals. Blue-winged Teals are more likely to be found during migration periods, while American Coots and Common Moorhens can be seen at any time. The area is also a favorite for wading birds with Great Blue and Green herons being especially numerous. Mud Creek was the hatching site from which Bald Eagles were first reintroduced to Alabama’s Tennessee River Valley. Many of the eagles now seen throughout the area are the descendents of the original birds released at Mud Creek.

GPS: N 34.7768, W 85.8593

Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking

Contact Info:
ADCNR: Area Biologist
4101 Ala. Hwy 21 N.
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-5422


From the intersection of US Highway 72 and AL Highway 279 in southern Scottsboro, travel east on US Highway 72 for 12.4 miles to CR 116. Turn right onto CR 116 and drive 1.1 miles to CR 141. Turn left onto CR 141 and go 0.2 miles and turn right onto a gravel road. Follow the gravel road for 1.4 miles to the pumping station.

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