Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is located about 14 miles (22.5 k) north of Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, on Alabama Highway 49 and the Tallapoosa River. Elevation in the park varies from about 540 feet (164.6 m) above sea level to over 600 feet (182.9 m) on the river hills. Vegetation is mostly mixed forest, with much beetle damage in the pine trees (Pinus sps). Many trees lie on the forest floor, partly from beetle damage and windfall from Hurricane Opal (October 1995). In the visitor’s portion of the park, the “Battlefield Area”, there are large open areas of well-mowed grasses with patches of mixed forest interspersed. There is a paved road through the visitors area leading to the various observation posts. There is also a Battlefield Hiking Trail and a Nature Hiking Trail. In the non-visitors area there is a network of several miles of service roads.
Author: Julian L. Dusi and Rosemary T. Dusi
Volume Number: 43 Year Published: 1997
Issue Number: 1
Page Number: 24
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1997/Vol. 43 No 1 1997_p24-32.pdf
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