This 700+ acre outdoor recreation and environmental park has three oxbow swamp lakes, a hardwood forest with trails and picnic area with pavilion. Also a trail to beach preserve on the Cahaba River. An outstanding environment for birding, fishing and canoeing. This beautiful ox bow lake and Cyprus swamp was formed by a meander in the Cahaba River.
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. Fishing in the four oxbow lakes is best done from small aluminum boats or canoes. A concrete boat ramp has been build by the Department of Conservation to facilitate launching small boats on trailers. A picnic area pavilion (Auburn Rural Studio) is located beside the oxbow named Perry Lake.