Sipsey River

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Location:
Aliceville, AL
United States United States
Coordinates:
32.9341, -88.1883
Distance:
92 Miles
Description:

The Sipsey River, or “Sipsey River Swamp” as it is sometimes known, is one of the most fascinating and unique rivers in the State. Its watershed is long and narrow and begins when several headwater tributaries converge near the Marion and Fayette county lines. The Sipsey River is one of the last wild, free flowing swamp streams in Alabama. Wandering through Fayette, Tuscaloosa, Pickens and Greene counties, this 92-mile long river is estimated to contain approximately 50,000 acres of bottomland wetlands and swamps, which ranks it as one of the State’s largest wetland regions. The vegetation and trees are diverse and varied, ranging from bald cypress swamps to tupelo gum trees, swamp cottonwood, southern red oak, American elm, sweetgum, yellow popular and American beech.

Besides the mussels, the Sipsey River provides refuge and habitat for about 102 species of freshwater fishes which include darters, gars, shad, shiners, and suckers. Several rare fish of the Sipsey River may eventually qualify for special conservation status, the southern walleye and American eel. Popular sportfish species include largemouth bass, spotted bass, catfish, crappie, pickerel, and various sunfish (bream).

The Sipsey River offers quality recreational opportunities to those who find pleasure in canoeing secluded backwater areas or bank fishing off the main river channel. Boat access to the Sipsey River is limited due to its rural nature and lack of paved access. However, two public access areas are available for boaters to use: the Cotton Bridge Landing off Pickens County Highway 2; and the Vienna Landing located on Gainesville Reservoir which is approximately 1.5 miles from the mouth of the Sipsey River.

Aquatic vegetation:

The vegetation and trees are diverse and varied, ranging from bald cypress swamps to tupelo gum trees, swamp cottonwood, southern red oak, American elm, sweetgum, yellow popular and American beech.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Pier, Shore fishing access, Fly Fishing, Wading
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Lodges

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Leavellwood Lodge

Leavellwood has been created for the express purpose of providing quality fishing and hunting for it's customers. We are pleased to invite your participation into a truly first class environment tha...
West Greene, AL, United States United States
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Myrtlewood Historic Bed & Breakfast

Suites are available - each including a sitting area, private bath, and bedroom. For those wishing to eat between 8-9 a.m., a full breakfast will be served downstairs. For those desiring breakfast b...
Aliceville, AL, United States United States

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