Metal Detecting In Alabama

Metal Detecting In Alabama

Metal Detecting In Alabama
Digital Alabama Guide to
Metal Detecting In Alabama
Digital Alabama assumes no responsibility and shall be held blameless for any inaccurate, misquoted, out-of-date, superseded or otherwise incorrect information contained within this website. Digital Alabama also warns that if you are in a park that is designated as “historical” in any sense of the words, then you should consider it off-limits. The information posted here is based on personal experiences and research of the author. The author suggest that the reader check with local authorities before beginning a dig where there is any question regarding ownership of the site, ordinances or special restrictions regarding metal detecting or digging on public land, or removal or sale of archaeological finds. This information is as timely and accurate as its author can make it; nevertheless, the author and Digital Alabama disclaim all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from its use.



Some sites listed here may have prohibitions against prospecting. Always seek permission from property owners and obtain any necessary permits prior to treasure hunting, panning, dredging, or metal detecting.

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.

Bayou La Batre Alabama: Seafood Capital of Alabama

Bayou La Batre Alabama
Bayou La Batre, Alabama is a fishing village with a seafood-processing harbor for fishing boats  and shrimp boats. The local Chamber of Commerce has described the city as the “Seafood Capital of Alabama” for packaging seafood from hundreds of fishing boats. Bayou La Batre was the first permanent settlement on the south Mobile County mainland and was founded in 1786, when French-born  Joseph Bouzage (Bosarge) [1733-1795] was awarded a 1,259-acre Spanish land grant on the West Bank of the bayou. The modern City of Bayou La Batre was incorporated in 1955. Born in Poitiers, France, Joseph Bouzage came to the Gulf Coast circa 1760, married Catherine Louise Baudreau (Boudreau) on June 5, 1762, and was the father of seven children, including one son, Jean Baptiste. Bayou La Batre was featured in the 1994 film Forrest Gump and the book upon which it is based.