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Things to do in Clay County, Alabama

Clay County offers some of the most beautiful outdoor recreation spots in the country. The county is home to parts of Cheaha State Park in the Talladega National Forest and R.L. Harris Dam (Lake Wedowee) on the eastern boundary. In addition to the scenic outdoor offerings, you can explore our historic downtown areas of Lineville and Ashland.

Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail

The Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail in East Central Alabama has 40 sites, from Alabama’s highest mountain to the shores of Lake Martin, the state’s first Treasured Alabama Lake.

Clay County Public Fishing Lakes

The Clay County Public Fishing Lakes are attractive and open, easily surveyed with minimal effort. There are resident Canada Geese and Mallards. Wood Ducks breed nearby and are regularly seen here. The lake may be one of the better local sites for spotting wintering waterfowl.

Talladega National Forest

The Talladega National Forest offers a peaceful atmosphere that is filled in wild game, camping, and hiking utopias. The forest also features picturesque scenic waterfalls throughout its striking setting.

Alabama Gold Camp

Prospecting for gold is something that just about everyone has wanted to try at least once. As a hobby, prospecting offers a special excitement.Located in the heart of Alabama’s gold belt, with miles of creek to pan, sluice, dredge, high-bank, and metal detect.