Perry Lakes Park, Barton's Beach Cahaba
Marion Fish Hatchery
Rules and Regulations
Web site http://www.perrylakes.org
The Perry Lakes Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Marion State
Fish Hatchery, Bartons Beach Cahaba River Preserve joins each other
to form approximately 1,000 acres of outstanding recreation, education, and
outdoor adventures. This environmental treasure is located six miles east of
Marion, Perry County, Alabama, on State Highway 175.
Perry Lakes Park and Wildlife
Perry Lakes Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a State owned
resource containing three Cahaba River oxbow natural fishing lakes, a picnic
area with a pavilion, restrooms, covered bridge, concrete ramp for small boats,
nature trails, and outstanding floodplain hardwood forests for superior birding
and nature studies. A 100 foot tall birding tower is under construction.
The Perry Lakes Park is leased by Perry County and governed by
the Perry County Commission.
The Perry Lakes Park is part of an Alabama Wildlife Sanctuary.
It will be patrolled by Conservation Officers and Perry County law enforcement
officers. Please respect the purpose of the Sanctuary so that we all may have
this Park in the future.
- Operating hours: sunrise till sunset every day of the week.
every day of the year.
- Park only in the designated areas.
- Perry Lakes Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, the State Hatchery,
and Bartons Beach Cahaba River Preserve all have fences as property
boundaries. Bartons Beach Preserve also has yellow triangles placed every
50 to 100 feet along its fence boundry.
- Perry Lakes Park Manager patrolls the Park on a daily
- The picnic area pavilion is for use of the public unless
reserved by an individual in advance through the Perry County Commission office
for a rental fee of $35.00 per day, and a $50.00 refundable security deposit to
cover any clean-up expense if needed. If no additional cleanup is needed and if
no damage is done to the property, the deposit will be refunded.
- State of Alabama fishing rules and regulations will apply to
Perry Lakes. State rules and regulations will be in effect with respect to
daily creel limits. Fishing will be only with hook and line. No trotlines,
jugs, or dropline fishing. It is unlawful to sell fish taken from the
- Only electric trolling motors allowed on the lakes.
- It is a violation of rules for any child under 16 years of
age to be at Perry Lakes Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Marion State Fish
Hatchery, or the Bartons Beach Cahaba River Preserve unless accompanied
by an adult who is at least 21 years old.
- Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on any of the above
mentioned areas. A permit for alcoholic beverages at the pavilion only can be
obtained by individuals renting the pavilion who obtain permission from the
Perry County Commission Office.
- No Swimming in Perry Lakes.
- Any fires must be in self contained grills within a radius of
150 feet of the pavilion or in the established fire pits at the pavilion. No
- No camping is allowed unless written permission is granted by
the Perry County Commission Office.
- Perry County is not responsible for any accident or injury to
any person or property.
- Any person in any of the above areas whose conduct is unruly
or disorderly, as considered as such by the appropriate law enforcement
official, Hatchery Manager or his representative, Park Manager, or, by a member
of the Perry County Commission, will be evicted.
- No soliciting or advertising will be permitted on the
- It is illegal to remove, cut, destroy or damage any plant,
tree, flower, or anything growing in the preserve.
- Any person who litters, defaces or destroys any real or
personal property on the preserve will be prosecuted under the current State or
- It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap or otherwise
pursue, catch, kill, or attempt to do any of the above to any wild animal, bird
or any other species in the Park, Wildlife Sanctuary, or the Preserve. No
firearms or spotlights will be allowed on the property.
- The maximum speed limit for any vehicle on the preserve will
be established at 15 miles per hour. Only properly licensed vehicles i.e.
automobiles and trucks will be permitted on the preserve, and no off road
traffic will be permitted.
- Sound systems (radios etc.) will only be permitted within 150
feet of the picnic area pavilion and must be played so not to disturb other
- Litter will be removed by the person or group that brought it
to the Park or Preserve.
- Exceptions to the rules set forth are only to be issued by
the Perry County Commission office in writing.
Marion State Fish Hatchery
Public foot access is allowed during the daylight hours to the
Marion State Fish Hatchery grounds, pond levees, and woods. This access is
especially directed toward birding and nature studies. No permission or permit
is needed to access the property. Parking is available in front of the hatchery
Bartons Beach Cahaba
River Preserve Visitation Guidelines
Members and volunteers of The Nature Conservancy enjoy regularly
scheduled field trips and work parties to most of the preserves. Access to some
areas is restricted based upon rarity or sensitivity of what is being
protected. For more information call the Alabama Field Office at (205)
Visitors are invited and encouraged to enjoy bird-watching,
picnicking, nature photography, walking, canoeing, fishing, nature study and
other low impact recreational and educational activities while on our
Camping is allowed on the Preserve but campers are required to
call The Alabama Conservancy Field Office and inform TAC of the date(s) and
number of campers.
Please help us protect our preserves by strictly avoiding the
following activities while visiting:
- Littering, fires and horseback riding.
- Collecting plants (digging and picking, including
wildflowers, berries, nuts or mushrooms), animals, rock/mineral specimens or
- Using motorized vehicles of any sort except over access roads
or other designated areas.
- Hunting, trapping or shooting (recreational fishing according
to State regulations is currently allowed).
- Taking pets, including leashed dogs, with the exception of
- Introducing or releasing native or non-native plant and