Staples Bridge (US Highway 84) is the take-out for the most popular paddle on the Sepulga River Canoe Trail. It is also the put-in for the 13.4-mile paddle to the Iron Bridge (PWBT site 17). The paddle to the Iron Bridge is long and without amenities or access. This trip is only for the adventuresome. Birding at Staples Bridge provides access to the Sepulga River Canoe Trail in Brooklyn, AL. It is a popular location for canoeing and kayaking, with a well-maintained boat launch and parking area. The trail offers scenic views of the river and surrounding forests, and is suitable for paddlers of all skill levels.
Staples Bridge is minimal, so this isn’t an ideal location for birding unless you plan to launch a canoe and bird-watch along the Sepulga River. The primary function of this site is access to the riparian hardwood and pine forest that line the Sepulga River Canoe Trail.
Directions: From Travis Bridge, go 0.2 miles west on US Highway 31. Turn left (south) on Conecuh County Road 63, and go 3.3 miles. Turn left (east) on US Highway 84, and drive 3.8 miles to mile marker 115.5 and an unmarked, unpaved (red gravel) road about 0.1 miles west of Staples Bridge. Turn right (south) onto the gravel road and follow it to the boat ramp and parking area.
Amenities: Parking, Canoeing, Boat access (but can be shallow)