- The Reserve encompasses over 6,000 acres of land and water in and around Weeks Bay and along Mobile Bay.
- The Reserve has a free educational interpretive center and two boardwalks. One boardwalk is behind the Reserve Interpretive Center and leads to Weeks Bay; the pitcher plant bog boardwalk connects to Fish River.
- The Reserve is open 6 days a week Monday-Satruday from 9:00-5:00. Closed on Sunday. The Reserve is closed for state holidays but the boardwalks remain open.
- For more information, contact the Weeks Bay Reserve or visit their webpage at Outdoor Alabama
Weeks Bay Reserve
11300 U.S. Hwy 98
Fairhope, AL 36532
fax: (251) 928-1792
The National Estuarine Research Reserves System
The Weeks Bay Reserve is part of the National Reserves System.
- Is a network of 28 areas representing different biogeographic regions of the United States that are protected for long-term research, water-quality monitoring, education and coastal stewardship.
- Established by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, the reserve system is a partnership program between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the coastal states. NOAA provides funding, national guidance and technical assistance.
Each reserve is managed on daily basis by a lead state agency or university, with input from local partners.