Mobile-Tensaw River Delta

With more than 20,000 acres of open waters, the Mobile-Tensaw Delta is second in size only to the Mississippi River Delta in the U.S.

This delta is known far and wide for its immense biodiversity and was named a National Landmark in 1974.

It’s also known as one of Alabama’s “10 Natural Wonders.” Covering more than 200,000 acres of swamps and marshlands, the delta is a paradise for anyone who enjoys getting out on the water, including traversing the popular Bartram Canoe Trail, which includes day use and overnight trails as well as two land-based and four floating platform campsites.

This delta is heaven for fishermen of all stripes. Of course, bass, bream and crappie can be found here, but the saltwater influence makes this a great spot for speckled trout, redfish and flounder, too. Whether in the cover of the freshwater creek banks or the deep channels of the lower delta, there are fish to be had every season of the year.

What you’ll catch

  • Largemouth bass

  • Spotted bass

  • Redfish

  • Flounder

  • Bream

Today’s Weather


Seasonal Temperatures

Jan43.5° F60.9° F
Feb46° F63.6° F
Mar50.9° F68.4° F
Apr58.8° F75.9° F
May66.6° F83.4° F
Jun72.6° F89° F
Jul74.3° F90.4° F
Aug74.1° F90.7° F
Sep70.2° F86.5° F
Oct59.9° F79.2° F
Nov49.7° F68.6° F
Dec44.5° F62.1° F

Area Lodging & Boat Ramps

About the Area

From the secluded rural landing sites of the upper delta to the bustling banks of Mobile Bay, there’s a boatload of things to see and do here. From the sights and sounds of downtown Mobile to the environmental and cultural experiences of sites such as the Five Rivers Delta Resource Center and Historic Blakeley State Park, visitors are entertained with a variety of activities. Visitors are well fed, too, in this area known not only for home-style Southern cooking, but for succulent seafood from the nearby Gulf of Mexico as well.

Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
1 South Water Street, 4th Floor
Mobile, AL 36602
800-5-MOBILE (800-566-2453)