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 or access. This trip is only for the adventuresome. Birding at Staples Bridge is minimal, so this isn’t an ideal location for birding unless you plan to launch a canoe and bird-watch along the Sepulga River. The primary function of this site is access to the riparian hardwood and pine forest that line the Sepulga River Canoe Trail.
Directions: From Travis Bridge, go 0.2 miles west on US Highway 31. Turn left (south) on Conecuh County Road 63, and go 3.3 miles. Turn left (east) on US Highway 84, and drive 3.8 miles to mile marker 115.5 and an unmarked, unpaved (red gravel) road about 0.1 miles west of Staples Bridge. Turn right (south) onto the gravel road and follow it to the boat ramp and parking area.
GPS: N 31°24.473’ / W 86°43.792’
Contact: Conecuh/Sepulga Watershed Alliance
P.O. Box 2792
Brooklyn, AL 36429
Amenities: Parking, Canoeing, Boat access (but can be shallow)
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 …
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 …