15961 Dauphin Island Pkwy | MAP IT
Coden, AL 36523
Contact Parks Manager Bruce Brumfield for more information.
- Wind Surfing
- Bird Watching
- Wetland Nature Habitat
- Playground Area
A bird lover's paradise, this park is listed as site #46 on the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. It is located in the Alabama Port community about a mile north of the Dauphin Island Bridge. Many species of local and migratory birds visit this park in the spring and fall to take advantage of its fresh water and to shelter themselves among the trees and reeds. Pelicans are ever-present, soaring on the wind-wave formed as bay breezes blow up against and over dense stands of pines. Herons, egrets, osprey, gulls, and terns stalk the shoreline while bluebirds, killdeer, red-wing blackbirds, woodpeckers, kingfishers, and other locals live among the reeds, trees, and artificial nesting boxes.
Playground equipment and covered picnic tables with grills are available for family fun. The area is also very popular with windsurfers and people wading for crabs, mullet, and flounder. Others just enjoy the relaxation that comes from sitting and staring out over the bay watching ocean-going ships and barges as they make their way up and down the ship channel.