Springville Parks & Recreation

Big Canoe Creek Nature Preserve

Big Canoe Creek Nature Preserve opens to the public as of Saturday, February 3rd. 2024. 

Hours of Operation: 
Monday & Tuesday CLOSED 
OPEN Wednesday- Sunday 
7 AM - 5 PM Nov. - Feb. 
7 AM - 7 PM Mar. - Oct. 

Bio-Retention Area: Updated 9/8/23

Lower Parking Lot

Welcome to Big Canoe Creek Nature Preserve, 422 acres of pristine meandering creek, lush forest, one-of-a-kind species, wildlife, stunning flora and trails of all kinds to be traveled. Trails traverse this Alabama Forever Wild property in Springville, perfect for hiking, horseback riding, bird watching and mountain biking.

Experience its biodiversity – from the Canoe Creek Clubshell mussel to the trispot darter, from mountain laurel and native azalea to beech, red and sugar maple trees. Find hornbeams, black walnut, catalpa, butternut and bigleaf magnolia and perhaps, stands of river cane.

Take in the spectacular views of ridges, mountains and valley. Or spot a rare bird soaring above.

Each sunrise seems to reveal a new perspective on nature’s many gifts found beneath the canopy of its trees or along the banks of this stunning creek that runs for 50 miles. And each sunset beckons visitors to savor the memories of the sights, sounds and the enveloping feeling of it all.

It is a true gift of nature for us all to enjoy, to experience and to be inspired.

Visit Big Canoe Creek Preserve Partners
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