4. Richardson Island Trail (day use)
Distance: 4.0 miles (additional miles possible via adjacent sloughs and creeks)
Start: Rice Creek Landing
End: Rice Creek Landing
Type of trail: creek, lake, and slough
Habitats: bottomland hardwood, flowing creeks and backwaters
Optimal 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.
The Richardson Island day trail begins at Rice Creek Landing, located on the Forever
Wild Land Trusts 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 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.
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It’s Back! - The 4th Hatchet Creek Festival is June 4 - 5!
We are now accepting registration applications for the Fourth Annual Hatchet Creek Festival on June 4-5. The nominal $50 registration fee for this 2-day float event on beautiful Hatchet Creek in Coosa County AL covers the following:
How to Register
The number of participants will be limited so send in your registration forms now. The registration deadline is April 30. Here is how to register:
Many thanks to our sponsoring organization Alabama Scenic River Trail, Central Alabama Electric Cooperative for their financial support, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Coosa County Sheriff’s Office, Fred Brooks & Smooth Sounds, Thrash’s Floors & Moore, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, and landowners Tommy & Beverly Bass (campsite) and Sally Holland (take out site).
If you have questions or need more information, please contact:
Beverly Bass, Hatchet Creek Festival Committee Treasurer