|Regions||Bankhead National Forest, Lawrence County|
|Location||Near Kinlock Falls|
The Kinlock Shelter is a Rock shelter and Native American cultural site located just outside Sipsey Wilderness in Bankhead National Forest, near Double Springs, Alabama. The shelter is located not far from Hubbard Creek, near a former Civilian Conservation Corps work camp off Kinlock Road. The name "Kinlock" is taken from a former plantation nearby.
Kinlock Shelter, occasionally referred to as the Kinlock Antiquities, is the home of a Native American Winter Solstice sunrise ritual. The shelter was first used by the Yuchi Tribe who used the site and the patterns drawn in the rock as part of a trance-inducing process, and for ceremonial acknowledgement of solar cycles. The site has also been used by other tribes, including the Cherokee. It has been used for many thousands of years.
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