Alabama State LandsCanoe Trails

Richardson Island Trail

Distance: 10.2 miles (additional miles possible via adjacent sloughs and creeks)

About The Trail

The Richardson Island 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 Road 21. The map shows the trail leaving out of Rice Creek, around Richardson Island, and back to Rice Creek Landing. Paddlers have several options for selecting the length and duration of this day-trip.

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