Bottle Creek Mounds

bottle-creek-004bottle-creek-001An extensive Mississippian temple mound site on a remote island in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Bottle Creek (A.D. 1100 to 1400) has 18 earthen mounds that served as platforms for houses and temples.

You can see the Indian Mounds by canoe by taking the Indian Mound Island Trail that begins at Rice Creek Landing, located on the Forever Wild Land Trust’s Delta Tract, 2.9 miles north of the Highway 225/59 split in Stockton, Ala., on Baldwin County Road. 21. The trail proceeds out of Rice Creek, around the south end of Richardson Island across Tensaw Lake, through Bayou Jessamine and into Bottle Creek to a sandbar landing where a foot trail leads to the Indian Mound. The return leg follows the same route.

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