Iron Bridge is a popular access point to the Sepulga River Canoe Trail located in Brooklyn, Alabama. It offers easy entry and exit for canoes and kayaks, as well as a small parking area. The area is known for its scenic views and abundant wildlife, making it a great spot for paddling and nature watching.
This is the put-in for a 7.5-mile paddle down the Sepulga River to the Brooklyn take-out (Piney Woods Birding Trail [PWBT] site 18 and southern terminus of the Sepulga River Canoe Trail). Second growth river bottom hardwood forest with a good bit of cypress and sycamore line the limestone banks and make for a scenic paddle.
Spring and early summer provide the best combination of paddling and birding. Listen for the classic southern riparian species like Northern Parulas and Yellow-throated and Prothonotary warblers. Be sure to watch for White Ibis and Mississippi Kites flying above the tree tops.
Directions: From Staples Bridge, go west on US Highway 84 for 0.6 miles to mile marker 114.9. Turn left (south) on Conecuh County Road 93 and go 1.8 miles. Turn left (south) on Conecuh County Road 43 and go 6.2 miles. Turn left (east) on Bull Slough Road and go 1.3 miles to the Iron Bridge access parking area.
Amenities: Parking, Canoeing, Boat access (but can be shallow)
Photos courtesy of Rural Southwest Alabama