Perry Lakes Park sits on an oxbow of the scenic Cahaba River.
Birding, canoeing, visiting the Rural Studio projects, or just taking a hike through near the ancient waters of the Cahaba River, Perry Lakes Park is ready to showcase the best of Alabama.
Although some of these projects are not currently in usable form, they…
Perry Lakes Park, the State Fish Hatcheries and Barton Beach Preserve is an 800 acre mosaic of habitats that offer a unique birding experience.
The lakes are surrounded by an old growth mixed hardwood bottomland forest that provides some of the best nature studies and birding in the State.
The Perry Lakes are a cluster of old river channels or oxbow…
Hours of Operation
- Fall Season
Sept 20 thru March 20: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
- Spring Season
March 21 thru Sept 19: 7 AM – 7 PM
- For general inquiries:
- Meg Ford, Black Belt Coordinator, Alabama Audubon
- (205) 235-3108
The park can flood during and after heavy rains. This may result in the park being closed without notice.
From above the trees to on the water, the park offers a glimpse into a critical ecosystem in Alabama’s Black Belt.
This park can flood during excessive rain events either in the area or upstream. Be sure to check the USGS stream gauges on the Cahaba.
There’s the ranked gauge at Centreville: Centreville Gauge
There’s the unranked gauge at Suttle: Suttle Gauge
It can take several days for the water to crest here after flooding in Birmingham.