The Forever Wild Coon Creek Trail System

The 320 acre Forever Wild Coon Creek Tract was purchased to provide outdoor recreational opportunities. This tract located on the banks of Yates Reservoir on the Tallapoosa River will provide recreational opportunities in the form of hunting, fishing, hiking and ecological education. The Forever Wild Coon Creek Tract is home to the Forever Wild Coon Creek Trail System. The trail system consist of two trails; the Wood Duck Trail and the Overlook Loop. The trails are near Yates Reservoir in Tallapoosa County. The Wood Duck Trail is an easy 4-mile round-trip that begins near the Coon Creek Forever Tract parking lot. The trail heads east hugging the slough of Coon Creek to a picnic area and loops back to the parking lot. The Overlook Loop also begins near the parking lot and heads west creating a 1-mile loop along the slough to the highest point on the property and back to the trailhead. Overlook Loop is relatively steep in one area, but its short length makes it an easy trek. Both trails are free to use by the public and provide ample opportunity to observe wildlife including white-tailed deer, wild turkey, wood ducks, and several other bird species. The trails close at sunset. The parking lot also has a boat ramp for anyone wishing to do some fishing or just some fun paddling around. For more information about Alabama Forever Wild Program visit the program web site at, http://www.outdooralabama.com/public-lands/stateLands/foreverWild/. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama's natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.

photo: Coon Creek Type: Backcountry, Fitness Trail, Nature Trail
Length: 5.00 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Boating, Motorized
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Fishing
Hunting
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Located within the Forever Wild Coon Creek Tract
States: Alabama
Counties: Tallapoosa
Latitude: 32.59353   Longitude: -85.87639

From Tallassee, AL; Take AL-14E toward Notasulag, AL, Turn Left onto CR 6/Macedonia Rd, Turn left onto Hicks Store Rd, Turn Left onto Gravel Pit Rd, Turn Right onto Coon Creek Landing Rd. Follow Coon Creek Landing to trailhead and boat launch

Description

The 320 acre Forever Wild Coon Creek Tract was purchased to provide outdoor recreational opportunities. This tract located on the banks of Yates Reservoir on the Tallapoosa River will provide recreational opportunities in the form of hunting, fishing, hiking and ecological education.

The Forever Wild Coon Creek Tract is home to the Forever Wild Coon Creek Trail System. The trail system consist of two trails; the Wood Duck Trail and the Overlook Loop. The trails are near Yates Reservoir in Tallapoosa County.

The Wood Duck Trail is an easy 4-mile round-trip that begins near the Coon Creek Forever Tract parking lot. The trail heads east hugging the slough of Coon Creek to a picnic area and loops back to the parking lot.

The Overlook Loop also begins near the parking lot and heads west creating a 1-mile loop along the slough to the highest point on the property and back to the trailhead. Overlook Loop is relatively steep in one area, but its short length makes it an easy trek.

Both trails are free to use by the public and provide ample opportunity to observe wildlife including white-tailed deer, wild turkey, wood ducks, and several other bird species. The trails close at sunset.

The parking lot also has a boat ramp for anyone wishing to do some fishing or just some fun paddling around.

For more information about Alabama Forever Wild Program visit the program web site at, http://www.outdooralabama.com/public-lands/stateLands/foreverWild/.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama's natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock
Grass or Vegetation
Soil
Water, moving

Average Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 470
Elevation High Point: 530
Year Designated: 2012

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: The Forever Wild Coon Creek Tract

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Public Contact:
Doug Deaton
Natural Resource Planner
AL Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources
64 North Union St, Suite 464
Montgomery , AL 36130
(334) 242-3484
doug.deaton@dcnr.alabama.gov

 

Photos

Footbridge over Coon Creek

Footbridge over Coon Creek

Flowing Coon Creek

Flowing Coon Creek

 

Boat Ramp Looking from the North Shore

Boat Ramp Looking from the North Shore

Sunrise at the Boat Ramp

Sunrise at the Boat Ramp

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