To apply for Hunting, Fishing, or Boating Licenses, visit the Morgan County Courthouse.
Morgan County Courthouse
302 Lee Street, NE
Decatur, AL 35601
Ingalls Harbor annually attracts fisherman from around the nation. Many national sport fishing tournaments have been held at Ingalls Harbor, including the Bassmasters Elite Series. The park has also become a favorite site for local events and has brought in more than $1 million into the local economy.
A campaign to complete Ingalls Harbor began in early 2010. The last phase of the park includes adding a large pavilion with a capacity of 750 persons, smaller pavilions, a river-heritage museum, more docks, and a lighthouse building. The plans for the final phase also include landscaping and parking improvements.
Two Morgan County communities – Hartselle and Somerville – received funding for new wayfinding signage. Hartselle’s signage will direct visitors to the downtown area and tourism attractions. The Somerville signage will direct visitors to the town’s historic courthouse.
Decatur Morgan County Tourism, along with the assistance of Alabama Senator Arthur Orr, helped secure a mobile entertainment stage for Morgan County to be used for local festivals and events. The stage, which was purchased with funding from the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel, is available to rent and is managed by Decatur Morgan County Tourism.
The Jack Allen Recreation Complex has helped bring many soccer tournaments to Decatur. With the addition of a new press box, the complex is expected to be able to attract even more and better tournaments. Decatur Morgan County Tourism helped provide the new press box for the complex.
Located on the northeast entrance to Decatur, Hospitality Nature Park received upgrades in 2005 turning it into a family-friendly park and destination for fisherman and birding enthusiasts. The renovations included upgrades to the landscaping, new fishing amenities, improvement of natures trails, and a two-story birding kiosk.