Horseshoe Bend to Jaybird Creek Landing offers dancing water. History. Eagles. Fish. Spectacular views, picnic spots, and tons of campsites—all on one exquisite river. The Tallapoosa flows over shoals and layers of quartzite in a waterway that provides everything from days-long solitude to sociable lakes. At Horseshoe Bend Military Park, you can see the historic battle site where Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek Indians and stand on the exact spot upon which our nation’s future turned.
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, a unit of the National Park System, is located at 11288 Horseshoe Bend Rd. in Daviston, AL. Click here for the National Register of Historic Places file: text and photos. The park grounds are open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and the visitor center hours are from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Admission to the park is free. For more information, visit the National Park Service Horseshoe Bend National Military Park website or call 256-234-7111.
Plan your trip
For a great day trip, put in at Horseshoe Bend Military Park. You’ll hardly see any houses for the 7 or 8 miles of paddling, but look for eagles and fish. Take out at Jaybird Creek Landing, on the upper end of Lake Martin. Courtesy, Alabama Scenic River Trail
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Activities Available: Birding | Fishing | PaddlingAmenities Available: Dogs Allowed