Agate Collecting at Cooter Pond Park

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If you’re looking to collect Agate then The Cooter Pond Park, in Montgomery, AL, is a great location for Alabama rockhounds.

This location is excellent for families, junior rockhounds, and old-timers because you’ll be walking up a river bed and picking up Agate.

Keep reading below to learn more about what to bring, types of clothing to wear, and driving directions.

Types of Agate

You won’t be disappointed by visiting this location because the Agate is easy to spot and it can found in the river bed.

Here’s a list of the most popular finds.

  • Agate – yellow-orange in color and you can find an occasional blue-green pieces.  They range in size from small water worn pebbles to large chunks of tumbled rock.

This location is very popular due to its accessibility and it’s fairly easy to fill your bucket full of Alabama river Agate.

cooters pond river agate

Tools and Tips For Crystals Digs

A rockhound will want to pack a variety of tools for this trip. They should have snacks and drinks in case they get thirsty or hungry, as well as packing materials for crystals and minerals collected onsite. Don’t forget about the weather and make sure to dress appropriately.

Must-Have Tools and Accessories 

  • Sunscreen
  • 5-gallon buckets
  • 3-gallon buckets
  • Hat or sombrero
  • Estwing rock hammer
  • Small hand rake
  • Small garden tools
  • Gloves
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve (depends on weather)
  • Boots
  • Towels for drying off
  • Fresh clothes (you’re going to sweat)


Please take into consideration the local weather before you head to the park.  Alabama summer heat can be brutal at times.  So, dress accordingly.

Most importantly, have fun collecting these Agates.

fay branch river agate

Driving directions

You’ll be walking the Fay Branch river bed which is located along the West to Northwest side of the park where the trail begins that leads to Fay Branch.

Address: 1844 Cooters Pond Rd, Prattville, AL 36067

Type or copy the GPS coordinates below into your Google or Apple Maps.

GPS Coordinates


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