Historic Blakeley State Park to Once Again Offer Tours of the Bottle Creek Mound Site

Blakeley's next two tours guided excursions to the famous Bottle Creek Mounds, one of the Gulf Coast's largest Native American mound centers are set for December 17th and January 14th . Both board at 9:30 AM at Lower Bryant's Landing (see map) and return by 1:00 PM. As the site is accessible only by boat and located in the heart of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, the best opportunity for a visit is in the winter when water levels are lower and vegetation less dense.

The incredible Bottle Creek site features eighteen earthen mounds built centuries ago by Native Americans and was once of the largest communities in the region. The tallest of the mounds rises some 45 feet above the Delta marsh, ranking it among the largest of its type in the Southeast.

Guests will board the 50-passenger Delta Explorer at Lower Bryant's Landing at 9:30 AM for the cruise to the site, then go ashore for a walking tour of the mound complex and an optional hike to the top of the tallest of the mounds before returning to the Landing. Tickets for the entire adventure are only $35 for adults and $17 for children 6-12. They may be purchased by calling Blakeley at 251-626-5581 and paying with a major credit card. As these excursions are some of our most popular, we encourage you to book your seat early!

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