Metal Detecting In Alabama

Metal Detecting In Alabama

Digital Alabama Guide to
Metal Detecting In Alabama
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McFarland Park Information on Digital Alabama

McFarland Park

McFarland Park

Address: 200 James M Spain Dr, Florence, AL 35630

Phone: (256) 740-8817

On March 12, 1780, the Donelson Expedition, led by Captain John Donelson, camped below the shoals at McFarland Bottoms. The area was to become what is known today as McFarland Park and McFarland Bottoms or McFarland Bottoms Park. McFarland Park is located between the Tennessee River and downtown Florence Alabama and is a popular destination hosting festivals and special events. McFarland Park Campground Reservations
The campgrounds provide RV and tent camping with electrical and water connections, sewer hookups, waste stations, bathhouse and laundry facilities. Campgrounds are currently open year round.  Our policy is first come first serve. There is no limit on the number of stays, only a limit on the maximum length of each stay (21 days).  During the months of September through April there is no limit on the length of stay. For more information call (256) 760-6416 or (256) 740-8817.

High Falls

One of the best nature spots around north east Alabama. Located in High Falls Park, off AL HWY 227 Northwest of Geraldine, Alabama is High Falls. This scenic waterfall is 35ft and is formed by Town Creek. When the water is high, the falls can sometimes span as much as 300ft across. This park is fairly small and definitely off the beaten path on Alabama’s back roads, so be sure to pay attention to which streets you’re on. Video by Doug Danley

High Falls is an impressive waterfall and a great local spot for cliff jumping. High Falls is a beautiful swimming hole with a few walking trails and picnic tables as well as pavilions.

Oak Mountain Peavine Falls

Peavine Falls

Peavine Falls at Oak Mountain State Park is an approximately 65 foot tall, spring fed waterfall that provides a great stopping point along the trails. Climb to see the front, and to play in the pool of water below.

Bear Creek Alabama

Bear Creek Alabama is a town located in northeastern Marion County in the northwestern part of the state. Bear Creek initially was known before the Civil War as Allen’s Factory after a nearby textile factory, one of two in the area. After both factories were burned during the war, the town took the name of the nearby creek. At the 2010 census the population of Bear Creek was 1,070. Video by Nicholas Troutman

The Upper Bear Creek Reservoir, located on the eastern side of town, offers fishing, camping, swimming, and other water sports.



Gold in Alabama
Gold is found primarily in the gold belt of Alabama which covers an area 60 miles wide and 100 miles long. Alabama Gold has been mined from both placer and lode sources. The gold belt enters and trends the northeastern part of the state coming from the border with Georgia towards an area in central Alabama, known as the Piedmont Uplift,  fairly extensive and is approximately 100 miles long by 50-60 miles wide. But the foremost strike of gold occurred in 1830 along the tributaries of Blue and Chestnut Creeks in Chilton County. This discovery made Alabama one of the prolific gold-producing states east of the Mississippi River, with almost 80,000 ounces of gold from 1830 to 1990.


Alabama Map: Fayette County Alabama Map

Fayette County was created 20 Dec 1824 from portions of Tuscaloosa and Marion counties. It is located in the northwest-central section of the state. The county was named for General Lafayette, who was touring Alabama at the time of the county’s formation.