The Sepulga River Canoe Trail
The Sepulga River Canoe Trail is becoming increasingly popular with nature lovers in Alabama. With deep water, limestone walls, and a few Class I rapids for fun, Sepulga offers a wilderness kayaking/canoe experience unique to South Alabama.
One of the biggest attractions of paddling the Sepulga River is the possibility of finding fossils, such as shark teeth. There are also numerous waterfalls along the way, as well as caves, limestone shelves, and places to picnic and swim.
Segments of the trail are as follows:
Travis Bridge to Staples Bridge: approximately 8 miles long
Staples Bridge to Bull Slough Bridge: 13.4 miles
Bull Slough Bridge to Bottle Creek: 7.5 miles
Bottle Creek to Cotton House Landing: approximately 13.8 miles
There are five points of access on the trail, each with a ramp:
Travis Bridge: From the US Highway 84 interchange (exit 93) on I-65, go east on US 84 for 9.7 miles. Turn left on US Highway 31, and drive 5.1 miles to the east end of Travis Bridge (mile marker 106.9); turn left (north) onto an unmarked, unpaved (red gravel) road which leads back beneath the bridge to the boat ramp and parking.
Staples Bridge: 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.
Bull Slough Bridge: This old iron bridge is located NE of the community of Brooklyn, AL on Bull Slough Road approximately 1.4 miles east of the intersection of Bull Slough Road and CR-43.
Bottle Creek: From Brooklyn, at intersection of Conecuh County Road 6 and 42, travel east 0.3 miles to ramp.
Cotton House Landing: Take US 29 from East Brewton, AL and go 18.4 miles. Turn left onto Brooklyn Road (CR-43) and continue 7.2 miles. Turn right onto CR-6 and continue 0.3 miles to the intersection of CR-42. Cross CR-42 onto an unpaved road. Continue 0.2 miles to launch.