North Alabama, Northwest Loop | Lauderdale | Best Seasons: Spring, Winter

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The town of Waterloo  (Site #11, Northwest Loop) sits a few miles west of the Natchez Trace Parkway in northwestern Alabama. The area is renowned for the concentration of Bald Eagles that congregate here in the winter months. Sightings of half a dozen eagles are possible, and at times more than 20 have been seen on a single gravel bank! The eagles also nest in the area, so while they can be seen year-round, their numbers are most impressive in the winter. Winter is also the best time for viewing waterfowl. All three species of mergansers occur regularly, with Red-breasted being the most common. During spring and summer, listen for woodland species along the lake edge.

Directions: From the junction of CR 14 and CR 1, just east of the town of Waterloo, go 1.5 miles north on CR 1 to a TVA picnic area along the lakeshore on the left.

GPS: N 34.9310, W 88.0391

Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking, Boat Access, Canoeing, Fishing, Picnic Area

Contact Info:
PO Box 1314
Florence, AL 35630
(256) 760-8670

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