Piney Woods, Southeastern Loop | Conecuh | Best Seasons: Fall | Spring | Summer
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 classified as “novice” with only one short stretch of class 1 whitewater. However, heavy rain upstream can make the trip more difficult. The steep limestone stream banks are covered with hardwoods and pines and this paddle provides an excellent opportunity for birders to get away from the noise of civilization and just enjoy the birds. A small colony of Barn Swallows nests beneath Travis Bridge and White-eyed Vireos and Indigo Buntings are common. Watch for Mississippi Kites performing their acrobatics just above the tree tops.
GPS: N 31° 27.244’ / W 86° 47.176’
Conecuh/Sepulga Watershed Alliance
P.O. Box 2792
Brooklyn, AL 36429
Amenities: Parking, Canoeing, Boat access (problematic except at higher water levels)
From the US Highway 84 interchange (exit 93) on I-65, go east on US 84 for 9.7 miles. Turn left on US Highway 31, and drive 5.1 miles to the east end of Travis Bridge (mile marker 106.9); turn left (north) onto an unmarked, unpaved (red gravel) road which leads back beneath the bridge to the boat ramp and parking.
Iron Bridge access to the Sepulga River Canoe Trail
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 …
Staples Bridge access to the Sepulga River Canoe Trail
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 …