Bells Landing Park spans 320 acres and includes various habitats ranging from pine forests to river bottom hardwoods. It offers a boat ramp for canoeing on Tallatchee Creek to view numerous bird species, including Prothonotary Warblers, American Redstarts, and Swallow-tailed Kites. The park also features camping, picnic areas, and hiking trails, and is open for hunting during hunting season.
Bells Landing Park contains a variety of habitats, ranging from pine forest atop the uplands at the entrance to river bottom hardwoods along Tallatchee Creek. Continue west 0.4 miles to the parking area at the boat ramp and park.
The road to the camp sites north of Bells Landing Road and the boat ramp parking area make an excellent “trail” to bird. Walk through the wooden fence on the south side of Bells Landing Road and down the gated gravel road to the camping and picnic area to access more of the stream bank of Tallatchee Creek. Please note that this area is subject to flooding during periods of high water in winter and spring.
The Bells Landing Park boat ramp provides access to Tallatchee Creek about a mile above its confluence with the Alabama River. Canoeing the creek and its old meanders in spring will provide you with an excellent opportunity to see and hear Yellow-throated and Red-eyed vireos, Prothonotary Warblers, American Redstarts, Louisiana Waterthrushes, and Summer Tanagers. Anhingas and Swallow-tailed Kites frequently soar above the creek in the spring and summer. Cerulean and Magnolia warblers use this habitat during migration.
The ramp can also be used as the put-in for an Alabama River paddle to Haines Island/Davis Ferry (7.3 miles), Silver Creek Park (15.6 miles), or Isaac’s Creek campground at the Claiborne Lake Dam Site East (18 miles), PWBT Sites 11, 8, and 10 respectively.
Restroom, Handicap access, Parking, Camping, Canoeing, Boat access, Picnic area, Hiking
Please note that those parts of the park that are more than 300 feet from park facilities are open to hunting during hunting season.
Mosquitoes can be a problem, especially after spring rains and the use of a good insect repellent is recommended.