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Indian Shell Mound Park

Iberville Drive, Dauphin Island, AL
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If only these these trees could talk!

It's a simple but unique spot for hike that is connected to the history of the island. The trees... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Jennifer S
Waxahachie, Texas
via mobile
A fun hike

Walking through a piece of history. Wear mosquito spray in order to enjoy the walk. Places to sit... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
April H
Brandon, Mississippi, United States
via mobile
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“old trees” (4 reviews)
“birding trail” (3 reviews)
Iberville Drive, Dauphin Island, AL
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

It's a simple but unique spot for hike that is connected to the history of the island. The trees and flora make it a peaceful break in the busy day.

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Walking through a piece of history. Wear mosquito spray in order to enjoy the walk. Places to sit along the way too.

Thank April H
Reviewed 11 August 2017

If you are a birder or enjoy a leisure stroll through the woods, this is the place to do it! I've visited this area a few times in the spring during migration and have seen numerous migratory birds. And, I've got quite a few lifer's...More

Thank DarleneEschete
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Over time it has become quite overgrown from when I remember it as a child. Not much to see. We stopped by while on a bike ride. nearby can get a good view of Little Dauphin Island and the Dauphin Island bay at Alabama Dept...More

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 31 July 2017

A great place to walk, bird watch, or picnic. Not a very big area and you can view the whole thing in less than 30mins.

Thank Mac112206
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The mounds of shells are kinda interesting, but certainly not a highlight. If you have lots of time on the island then go walk the trail and see the mounds. Otherwise, you can skip.

Thank sdwk
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Being history buffs, we love that this site is protected and available for visitors, however we could only find a single info board on the history. It's actually a little difficult to determine exactly where the mounds are because of the vegetation. It is gorgeous...More

Thank cindyannsmith
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Huge trees. Shell mounds are unique. Great learning experience. Quiet and plenty of places to sit and enjoy the quiet solitude.

Thank Jeannie C
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I'm guessing that, with our visit in February, we didn't time our visit very well for bird-watching. We were there late in the morning and were pretty much outside the fall or spring migration. That said, the park itself looks like it has been abandoned...More

Thank broddin
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Shell Mound Park is site #39 on the Alabama Gulf Coastal Birding Trail. The best time to visit is during the spring and fall migration. I visited in March and didn't see any birds, but did hear a few calling. It is hilly and the...More

Thank evey1977
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