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Turnipseed Camp

Turnipseed Camp is an excellent addition to birding in Cheaha State Park, and provides a nice stop for woodland songbirds, and is easily reached via the Talladega Scenic Byway. This small, rustic campground offers overnight camping and access to hiking and birding in the mature, mixed pine-oak forest.  A good location for breeding Scarlet Tanagers, Black-throated Green Warblers, and Ovenbirds. Watch for Blue-headed Vireos.

Directions: Leave Lake Chinnabee and go to stop sign. Turn right. Travel 11.6 miles, and turn right at AL 281. Travel 1.9 miles to sign on left for Turnipseed Camp.

GPS: 33.4425872 -85.843057

Talladega National Forest
1001 North Street
(Highway 21 North)
Talladega, AL 35160
256-362-2909

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/alabama/

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