Alabama State LandsCanoe Trails

French’s Lake Coastal Access Kiosk


From I-65 exit 31 take Hwy 225 north 3.6 miles toward Stockton; Turn left onto US Hwy. 59 north a half mile.  Turn left onto St Luke Church Road. Follow the Wildlife Management Area signs to the landing. This landing is only acceptable for canoes and kayaks.

Coordinate: N31 08.141, W87 50.711

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