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 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.