Alabama State LandsCanoe Trails

Jug Lake: 2 Days/ 1 Night

Distance: 13 miles


The map shows the Jug Lake trail paddling Rice Creek into Briar Lake on the east side of Larry Island. The trail proceeds to the west side of Larry Island into Tensaw Lake / Tensaw River and down to Bayou Jessamine ending at the platform campsite located in Jug Lake. Day two returns to the Tensaw River via Bayou Jessamine and back up Briar Lake to Rice Creek.


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

Starting Point

Ending Point


Jug Lake

Type of trail

River, Creek, Lake, and Slough

Reliability Rating


Recommended Water Levels

Claiborne Dam river stages ranging from 6 to 19 feet on tailrace reading provide optimum water levels for this route. River stages above these values should be considered hazardous. For water level information at Claiborne Dam, call 1-888-771-4601 or visit