Alabama State Lands Bartram Canoe Trail

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Alabama State Lands Bartram Canoe Trail

State Water Trail
  • Length
    154 miles
  • Elevation Gain
  • Route Type
  • Jug Lake Floating Platform. Photo by Aaron Colvard
  • Jug Lake Floating Platform. Photo by Aaron Colvard
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Location: Located in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta in Baldwin County.

  • States: Alabama
  • Counties: Baldwin

The Mobile-Tensaw Delta is our nation's second largest river delta. It encompasses a vast wetland characterized by estuarine marsh, cypress-tupelo swamp, and bottomland hardwood ecosystem. The Delta has over 50 rare and endangered plant and animal species known to inhabit its wetlands and waterways. The region encompasses over 250,000 acres, of which over 100,000 are publicly owned and managed. In January 2003 the Alabama State Lands Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources implemented the Alabama State Lands Bartram Canoe Trail system which provides opportunities for recreational boaters, specifically canoeists and kayakers, to enjoy the rivers, streams, lakes, sloughs, and bayous of the Delta.

Currently, the Alabama State Lands Division maintains six day-use trails and six overnight trails. There are two land-based campsites and four floating platform campsites available for the overnight routes. The land-based camping areas are open to anyone on a first-come-first-served basis. The floating platform campsites are limited to groups no larger than eight and are available by reservation only. Reservations are limited to canoeists and kayakers. Motorized vessels are prohibited at campsites. For more information about reservations, trip planning, rules of use, or fees, go to

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Allowed Uses:

Boating, human-powered Swimming

Other Activities

  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Heritage and history
  • Hunting
  • Wildlife viewing / observation

Public Contact

Hank Burch
AL Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources
30945 Five Rivers Blvd.
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
[email protected](251) 625-0814

Contact the trail manager for current maps and visiting details.

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  • Part of a Trail System? No
  • Surface (primary): Water, slow moving
  • Surfaces (additional): Water, slow moving, Water, calm

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  • Certified as an NRT
    May 29, 2012
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