With their protected forest and marsh wetland habitats, the several acquisitions that make up the Weeks Bay Reserve tracts in Baldwin County cover approximately 1,710 acres. These tracts were acquired with financial support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, through the National Coastal Wetlands grant program or from the National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s habitat protection program of stewardship, education and research.

Recreational opportunities include picnicking, hiking, fishing, canoeing/kayaking, and terrific bird watching and wildlife observation. Before you hit the trailheads at the Weeks Bay Interpretative Center, be sure to bring insect repellent!

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Website

The Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is a stop on the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.

See this tract on an interactive map.

From Mobile, take I-10 East to exit 38 (Malbis/AL-181). Take AL-181 South approximately 16.8 miles to US 98. Turn left on US 98 and travel approximately 0.9 miles to Weeks Bay NERR.

From Bay Minette, take AL-59 South to Foley. Turn right on US 98 in Foley and travel approximately 9 miles to Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.