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The trail system consist of two trails; the Wood Duck Trail and the Overlook Loop. The trails are near Yates Reservoir in Tallapoosa County. Designated as a National Recreation Trail in 2012.
Flowing Coon Creek
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 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.
Sunrise at the Boat Ramp
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.
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
For more information:
Alabama Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources State Lands Division
64 North Union St, Suite 464, Montgomery, AL 36130