Where? Prattville, Alabama 800 Upper Kingston Road, Prattville, Al 36067 Coordinates: 32.4789221 -86.4810008
What is it? It’s a 26 acre “wilderness park” in a neighborhood. It’s been there since 1979 and was purchased by the city of Prattville in 1980.
Why should I go here? It’s a really cool, quick stop to explore. If you have kids who don’t love to hike, take them here! There’s not a lot of walking involved, but you get to see a lot of cool things in one place.
There is a creek that runs through it as well as a pond that is literally slap full of frogs- Slap full! Not just one type of frog, but several different types of frogs exist in this pond. There’s a very sturdy tree or two that stretch across the pond, allowing you to walk out into the middle of it. Don’t be scared. It’s not that deep.
The creek has a nice sandy bottom and people allegedly kayak on this creek when the water is high. I have yet to see the water at this level. Several different varieties of bamboo of different colors and thickness are in the forest and you can get some really good pictures with the different lighting, regardless of the time of day.
Are dogs allowed? Yes, on a leash.
Are drugs allowed? Of course not. Please leave them at home. If you can leave your vape and cigarettes in the car while you enjoy this spot, that would be nice too. 🙂 A cig butt is the only trash I’ve seen in this place.
Leave no trace: Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but pictures.