Old Cahawba Overview
The Old Cahawba Prairie Tract in Dallas County is a Black Belt prairie site with a mix of prairie habitats and pine-plantation forest situated between drainages of the Cahaba River and Big Swamp Creek. This 3,007-acre acquisition provides opportunities for habitat restoration of rare prairie habitats, as well as for recreation. The tract also adjoins the historic grounds of Old Cahawba, Alabama’s first permanent state capital site, located at the confluence of the Cahaba and Alabama rivers.
Public hunting is currently available on the tract. A multi-use trail system for hiking, biking and horseback riding is coming soon.
From Selma, take AL-22 West approximately 8.6 miles to Dallas Co. Rd. 9. Turn left on Co. Rd. 9 and travel approximately 2 miles to the first parking lot on the left. Continue on Co. Rd. 9 for 1 mile to the second parking lot on the left. Continue on Co. Rd. 9 approximately 0.3 miles to Cahaba Rd. Turn right on Cahaba Rd. and travel approximately 0.5 miles to the third parking lot on the right.