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
Reliability: excellent
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.