press release
Miriam Fry 251-359-3280

March 23, 2022

Release: Tribe’s Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve Honored by Alabama Scenic River Trail

Atmore, AL – On March 24th, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians pristine Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, in partnership with the Alabama Scenic River Trail will usher in a new era of waterway exploration for kayakers and canoeists eager to understand the historical and cultural significance of Magnolia Branch, a creek long valued for its beauty.

The partnership’s first step will be to reveal a new sign that will help kayakers and canoeists understand and explore this picturesque waterway. The sign is part of an expansive river trail infrastructure program designed by the Alabama Scenic River Trail, a state-wide nonprofit organization that oversees the installation of directional signs, hundreds of water-front campsites and additional features designed to make kayaking and canoeing more accessible to people visiting Alabama waterways.

Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve is owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Pre-pandemic, Magnolia Branch attracted 30,000 visitors a year, and it is expected that number will be reached or even exceeded, this year.  The site offers over 47 full amenity RV sites that provide water, electricity and sewer, and 20 additional RV sites that offer water and electricity.  Magnolia Branch also has 15 tent campsites with water and electric as well as primitive camping, allowing guests a unique experience in our great outdoors.

Details for the event are:

  • 11:00a.m.
  • Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve
    • 24 Big Creek Road
    • Atmore, AL 36502
  • RSVP to Laura Gaddy with the Alabama Scenic River Trail


The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized tribe in Alabama.  From hospitality to aerospace, it continues to operate in a variety of industries across the World.  Read more about our Tribe here. Learn more about Magnolia Branch here.