Perdido River WMA

  • Perdido

    The Perdido River WMA is managed cooperatively by several agencies and organizations.

  • Perdido

    Perdido River

  • Perdido Forever Wild Tract

    Perdido Forever

  • Perdido

    Sand bar on the Perdido River

  • Perdido Forever Wild Tract

    Perdido Forever Wild Tract

  • Gelsemium sempervirens

    Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens)

  • Longleaf pine

    Longleaf pine

  • Gopher tortoise burrow

    Gopher tortoise burrow

  • Gopher Tortoise (photo by Tom Price)

    Gopher Tortoise (photo by Tom Price)

  • Perdido

    One of several camping platforms that may be rented.

  • Perdido

    One of several camping platforms that may be rented.

  • Perdido

    One of several camping platforms that may be rented.

  • Perdido hiking trail

    Hiking trail

  • Perdido canoeists

    Perdido is popular for canoeists and kayakers.

  • Perdido boat ramp

    Perdido boat ramp

  • Perdido boat ramp

    Perdido boat ramp

Overview
Part of the Perdido River Wildlife Management Area created in 2007, these tracts in Baldwin County include several acquisitions covering 6,161 acres of wetlands and uplands along the Perdido River. Forested wetland habitats support an Atlantic white-cedar community within a unique blackwater stream corridor – bordered by an upland pine-sandhill forest favoring a longleaf pine community.

Also included within the Perdido River WMA are tracts owned by ADCNR’s State Lands Division acquired in partnership with The Alabama Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Alabama Forest Resource Center through a U.S. Forest Service Forest Legacy grant; a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Estuarine Land Conservation Program grant; and a Coastal Impact Assistance Program award.

Recreational opportunities on the tract include fishing, hunting, canoeing and wildlife observation. The State Lands Division Perdido River Canoe Trail is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through a Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant.

Article about the Perdido River WMA

Hiking
The 17.9-mile Perdido River Hiking Trail is rated easy to moderate with numerous views of and access to the Perdido River. Parking areas are available at either end and in the middle of the trail. Hikers are allowed to use the six shelters found along the trail provided they follow the rules and reserve the shelters online at www.alabamacanoetrails.com. Download a hiking trail map

Hunting
Hunters must possess a valid hunting license, a WMA license and a free map/permit. Permits and other WMA information may be downloaded from the Wildlife Management Areas webpage.

Paddling
The Perdido River Canoe Trail can be found on the upper portion of the Perdido River. Paddlers can make several different day trips and land-based camping shelters are available for overnight stays. Access is through the Perdido River WMA.  View an interactive map of thhe Perdidio River Canoe Trail.

Directions
From Mobile, take I-10 East to exit 53/Co. Rd. 64. Go North on Baldwin Co. Rd. 64 approximately 7 miles to AL-112. Turn right on AL-112 and travel approximately 7.5 miles to Duck Rd. Turn left onto Duck Rd. and travel approximately 0.4 miles to the check-in station.