Fort Toulouse

  • Fort Toulouse Forever Wild Property

    Fort Toulouse Forever Wild Property

  • River

  • The rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus), a species of High Conservation Concern is found along edges of ponds, flooded fields, sloughs, streams and swamps.

    Rusty blackbird

  • Habitat of the rusty blackbird

    Habitat of the rusty blackbird

  • Wood sorrel

    Wood sorrel

  • Wood sorrel

    Wood sorrel

  • Native azalea

    Native azalea

Overview
The Fort Toulouse Tract in Elmore County has a long natural history. Its 254 acres of upland pine-hardwood forest along the Alabama River serve as an addition to the Ft. Toulouse Historic State Historic Site. Activities include hiking and wildlife observation.

Directions
From Montgomery, Take exit 173 on I-65 in Montgomery on to the Northern Blvd. Follow the Northern Blvd. east to U.S. 231. Take US 231 north towards Wetumpka for approximately 8 miles. Look for the Key West Inn on the left and turn left at the next red light onto Fort Toulouse Road. Go approximately 2 miles and the tract will be located on your left.

Parking is along the road.

Parking is also available at the Fort Toulouse – Fort Jackson State Historic Site.

Admission may be charged to enter Ft. Toulouse-Ft. Jackson State Historic Site.