Mound Island

Stockton, Alabama 36579

Mound Island

Mound Island Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Venture into the dark wilderness of the second-largest river delta in the country on the Mound Island hike. Alligators and wild boars lurk about on the island and along the nearby waterline as you hike the rain forest–like trail to ancient Indian mounds over a thousand years old."

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5/20/2018
I have hiked the mounds several times, and always find it to be a wild and remote area with very light use. It must be reached by kayak, canoe, or boat. The trail is easy to lose when you encounter the small creek or slough on the way to the mound. Keep your eyes open for snakes as you hike through the palmetto thickets to teach this Pre-Colombian site that originally included 18 mounds used for ceremonies and trade. This location was chosen and built by hand to create a canoe harbor and a central location safe from invasion by land. Hikers should read up on the site to maximize their appreciation, and take care not to get lost in the poorly marked trail. In spite of the risks though, the Bottle Creek Mounds site is a rare and interesting place to explore!
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Trail Information

Stockton
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1.1
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
Mound Island/Bartram Canoe Trail Info: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, 64 N. Union St., Ste. 468, Montgomery 36130; (334) 242-3484" rel="nofollow">242-3484" rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">242-3484">rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">242-3484;lands.dcnr.alabama.gov/Bartram. Canoe/Tour Guide Info: Delta Safaris, 4891 Battleship Pkwy., Spanish Fort 36527; (251) 259-8531; www.5rds.com.
Local Contacts
USGS The Basin/Stiggins Lake, AL; DeLorme: Alabama Atlas & Gazetteer, page 56, G1
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