• Upper Creek

    Upper Creek

  • View of the boat ramp

    View of the boat ramp from the north shore

  • Wildflowers blooming at Coon Creek

    Wildflowers in bloom

  • Trillium underwoodii

    Toadshade (Trillium underwoodii)

  • Austin Williams

    Austin Williams of Boy Scout Troop 59 built several picnic tables and benches for his Eagle Scout project.

  • installing a bat box

    Eric Soehren of the State Lands Division installs a bat box at Coon Creek. The box was built by Boy Scout Austin Williams as part of his Eagle Scout project.

Managed as a public recreational site, a nature preserve and an environmental study area, the Coon Creek Tract in Tallapoosa County offers anglers, hunters, hikers, canoeists, bird watchers and boaters 320 scenic acres of pine-hardwood creek valley which feed into Yates Lake. 

The tract, which provides 5 miles of hiking trails and a public boat ramp, lies across the Tallapoosa River from the Yates Lake West Tract.

NOTICE: We are aware of the damage to the road to the boat ramp. Since this is a county road, we are working with the county to see when it can be fixed. Updates will be posted on this webpage. Thanks for your patience.

Coon Creek is a stop on the Piedmont portion of the Alabama Birding Trail and offers the opportunity to view bald eagles, ospreys, and many other waterfowl species. View recent sightings.

There are two trails at the Coon Creek tract that give hikers good views of the property on both sides of the creek. The Wood Duck Trail (4-mile loop) and the Overlook Trail (1-mile loop) are both accessed from the main parking area. See more details about the two trails.

Hunters must have a valid hunting license and permit map; and follow regulations, seasons, and limits for the county in which the tract is located.  The free permit maps may be downloaded here.

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See this tract on an interactive map.

From Montgomery, travel North on I-85. Take exit 26 and travel North on AL-229 to Tallassee. In Tallassee, turn right onto AL-14. Travel on AL-14 for roughly 2 miles and turn left onto Tallapoosa Co. Rd. 6/Macedonia Rd. Veer left onto Hicks Store Rd. Take a left onto Gravel Pit Drive and turn immediately right onto Coon Creek Landing Road.