Alabama State LandsCanoe Trails

Indian Mound Island Trail

Distance: 9.1 miles

About The Trail

The Indian Mound day trail begins at Rice Creek Landing, located on the Forever Wild Land Trust’s Delta Tract, 2.9 miles north of the Highway 225/59 split in Stockton, AL, on Baldwin County Rd. 21. The map shows the trail proceeding out of Rice Creek, around the south end of Richardson Island across Tensaw Lake, through Bayou Jessamine and into Bottle Creek to a sandbar landing where a foot trail leads to the Indian Mound. The return leg follows the same route. Paddlers have several options for selecting the length and duration of this day-trip, especially when incorporating side trips.

Habitats

bottomland hardwood swamp, flowing creeks, side channel sloughs and backwaters

Starting Point

Rice Creek Landing

Ending Point

Rice Creek Landing

Type of trail

Creek, Lake, and Slough

Reliability Rating

Excellent

Recommended Water Levels

Claiborne Dam river stages ranging from 6 to 19 feet on tailrace reading provide optimum water levels for this route. River stages above these values should be considered hazardous. For water level information at Claiborne Dam, call 1-888-771-4601 or visit https://waterdata.usgs.gov/al/nwis/uv?site_no=02428401