Alabama State LandsCanoe Trails

Globe Creek Trail

Distance: 6.8 miles (additional miles possible via adjacent sloughs and creeks)


The Globe Creek trail begins at the French’s Lake Coastal Access Kiosk, located on the Forever Wild Land Trust’s Clearwater Tract. Get to French’s Lake Coastal Access Kiosk, by traveling north of Stockton, AL on Highway 225/59. Follow signs to the Upper Delta Wildlife Management Area and then follow signs to French’s Lake Coastal Access Kiosk. The map shows French’s Lake as a small slough-like area on Major’s Creek, prior to the creek splitting into several channels. Globe Creek is one of these channels. The multiple channels can be confusing, so it is important for users to closely follow the marked route. Globe Creek route follows a generally southernly direction into Big Beaver Creek, then into Tensaw Lake and ends at Hubbard’s Landing.


bottomland hardwood swamp, flowing creeks, side channel sloughs and backwaters

Ending Point

Type of trail

Creek, Lake, and Slough

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Recommended Water Levels

Claiborne Dam river stages ranging from 10 to 18 feet on tailrace reading provide optimum water levels for this route. Levels from 15-18 are the absolute best for the Globe and Bear Creek systems. For water level information at Claiborne Dam, call 1-888-771-4601 or visit