Jug Lake Loop
An amazing overnight loop paddle through what many people call "America's Amazon", the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. This loop takes you through a quintessential bayou setting with murky backwaters and bayous and bottom land hardwood swamps as you paddle alongside American alligators and spend the night on a floating campsite in the middle of this amazing wilderness.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Due to length.
Time To Complete
The length of the paddle is 12.9-miles, a long arduous paddle to do in one day.
Spring, Fall, and Winter
The best time to paddle the Jug Lake Loop is from mid-Fall to early Spring. Late-Spring through Summer brings ferocious mosquitoes and heat indexes that often reach 100 - 110.
While people do bring dogs on this trip it is not recommended due to the alligators in the delta.
There is no fee to paddle the trail. Camping is free on the Jug Lake floating platform free of charge but must be reserved by visiting https://www.alabamainteractive.org/campsite/index.jsp?campsite=1003