Globe Creek Trail (day use)
Distance: 6.8 miles (additional miles possible via adjacent sloughs and creeks)
Start: French's Lake Coastal Access Kiosk
End: Hubbard Landing -
Type of trail: creek, lake, and slough
Habitats: bottomland hardwood swamp, flowing creeks, side channel sloughs and backwaters.
Reliability: excellent
Optimal water levels: Claiborne Dam river stages ranging from 10 to 18 feet on tailrace reading provide optimum water levels for this route. Levels from 15 to 18 are the absolute best for the Globe and Bear Creek systems. River stages above these values should be considered hazardous. For water level information at Claiborne Dam, call 1-888-771-4601.
The Globe Creek Trail begins at the French's Lake Coastal Access Kiosk, located on the Forever Wild Land Clearwater Tract. Get to French's Lake Coastal Access Kiosk by traveling north of Stockton, AL, on Highway 225/59. Follow signs to the Upper Delta Wildlife Management Area and then follow signs to French's Lake Coastal Access Kiosk. The map shows French's Lake as a small slough-like area on Major's Creek, prior to the creek splitting into several channels. Globe Creek is one of these channels. The multiple channels can be confusing, so it is to closely follow the marked route. Globe Creek route follows a generally southern direction into Big Beaver Creek, then into Tensaw Lake and ends at Hubbard Landing.