Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve

New ways to enjoy the great outdoors

  • October 5, 2016

Get out and be active! Discover new ways to enjoy the great outdoors

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Canoes vs Kayaks

  • July 22, 2016

A few things to keep in mind when canoeing and kayaking. We will discuss each type of boating, and you can decide which activity works best for you and your group.

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Tent vs RV camping

  • June 20, 2016

The pros and cons of tent camping vs RV camping

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Summer fun at Magnolia Branch

  • May 31, 2016

In Southwest Alabama, there are many activities for families to enjoy, and most are within a short driving distance. At Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve in Atmore, Ala., the case for having fun is already won.

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The Water Blob

  • April 25, 2016

The blob resembles something like a trampoline, but on the water. One person climb the steps of the wooden deck while another gets into position at the end of the inflatable. Then the jumper leaps onto the blob, which has plenty of air in it for a soft landing, and shoots the second person up into the sky and to land a few feet away in the deep waters of the lake.

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Camping games for all ages

  • March 24, 2016

Here are a few fun and interesting ideas to make your next camping experience more than just time in the woods ... what's your favorite game to play on vacation?

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Discover the differences in horseback riding styles

  • February 22, 2016

When starting out and learning about horses and trail riding, it’s important to know the difference in the styles of riding, whether for sport or just for fun. Let’s take a look at each of these styles and how they benefit both rider and horse.

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Camping hacks

  • January 22, 2016

It’s bound to happen — you get halfway to your camping destination and realize you forgot something important. Or you just have to have certain items but there’s no way everything will fit into your luggage. What do you do now?

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Denver's Wish

  • January 7, 2016

Tribal Member Denver Shuttlesworth gets his wish granted from the Alabama branch of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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The Anatomy of a Campfire

  • December 14, 2015

Learn how to build a good, safe campfire

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Flock to Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve for bird watching

  • October 26, 2015

Magnolia Branch is the perfect spot for bird watching because it falls within the Mississippi Flyway, which is one of the main migration routes stretching from the Arctic Circle to Mexico and South America. Lots of waterfowl stop over at MBWR; if you are lucky, you can also spot the ruby-throated hummingbird.

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Fall in love with biking at Magnolia Branch

  • September 22, 2015

At Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, you now can rent bicycles for $5/hour and ride around the park at your leisure. Take in the sights and sounds of Magnolia Branch as you pedal down the roadways or on a trail on one of the Specialized Hardrock mountain bike available at the park.

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Tubing time!

  • May 4, 2015

Lather on the sunscreen and get out to Magnolia Branch ... tubing season in Atmore is open!

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Longleaf pine tree planting

  • March 31, 2015

Infographic about longleaf pine with a video of planting the trees at Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve in March 2015.

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Bird watching as spring arrives

  • March 9, 2015

Bird migration is prevalent in all seasons, particularly in the fall and spring. This usually is when bird watchers get excited and start documenting different species that pass through their area.

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Concerts and BBQ: A Southern tradition

  • March 3, 2015

Country music concert and barbecue tasting/competition at Throw Down event.

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Horseback riding safety tips

  • February 19, 2015

If you own a horse, you know riding freely is an excellent way to enjoy its company and experience the outdoors. And what better way to do that than to ride horse trails through the woods. Much like hiking, horseback riding allows you to explore nature at your own pace but from a much better vantage point. Plus, on a horse you can cover more land in less time than if you were on foot.

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The Alabama camping experience

  • February 18, 2015

The Great Outdoors — peaceful and relaxing. Imagine waking up to the sounds of birds singing and hearing the crickets lull you to sleep. Or how about listening to the creek water run over the rocks and flow continuously, setting a calming rhythm to the day and night. Leave your fast-paced life behind and hit the Alabama campgrounds at Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve. Why Magnolia Branch? Because it has a plethora of amenities to offer the beginner camper, the adventurer, the hiker, the experienced, the RVers...you get my drift.

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