Guides & Services

Need hunting, birding, horseback riding, or fishing guides? Contact the Decatur Morgan County Tourism at 800-232-5449 or by e-mail. We have resources available to help make your next outdoor adventure a trip to remember.

Around Morgan County


Decatur-Morgan County is home to hundreds of species of birds, making it a natural destination for the thousands of bird watchers that come to the area each year. Decatur-Morgan County is part of the Central Loop of the North Alabama Birding Trail and is host to the annual North Alabama Birding Festival. Bird watchers can find many species of waterfowl and other birds in the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge.

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The Wheeler Wildlife Refuge offers visitors the chance to spend a quiet afternoon amidst nature. The refuge has several put-in places as well as six public boat launches.

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Disc Golf

Morgan County has disc golf courses located in Decatur, Hartselle, and Somerville.

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Fishing & Boating

The massive 67,100 acre Wheeler Lake and the Tennessee River embrace the entire northern border of Morgan County and we’ve taken strenuous efforts to maintain its’ beauty and enhance the recreation opportunities it offers for our residents and visitors alike. Four quality marinas, lakeside parks, and premier launch facilities are easily accessible.

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Using the ever-increasingly popular technology of GPS mapping systems, Geocaching connects individuals from around the world in a modern day treasure hunt.

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Enjoy a relaxing day at one of four 18-hole golf courses in the Decatur-Morgan County area. The courses range from the award-winning Point Mallard Golf Course, named one of the best public golf courses in Alabama, to the resort-like setting of the Quail Creek Golf Course.

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Hiking & Biking

With hiking/biking trails that crisscross through the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Center and Point Mallard, Decatur-Morgan County has many options for visitors who want to experience the natural settings first-hand.

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Horseback Riding

The Joe Wheeler Wildlife Refuge has numerous gravel roads that are open to horses. The roads meander through the refuge and allow riders to view the area’s wildlife. Riders can also find great trails through the nearby Bankhead National Forest. Truck and horse trailer parking is provided at Owl Creek Horse Camp in the Bankhead National Forest.

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Outdoor enthusiasts have long enjoyed the challenge of hunting in and around Morgan County. A variety of wildlife, including turkey and whitetail deer, and waterfowl can provide many hours of sporting pleasure.

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Getting the family outdoors has never been easier than visiting one of the eight public parks in the Decatur-Morgan County area. Sports enthusiasts will find plenty of places to play baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, tennis, and most of the parks offer lighted walking paths.

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Walking Tours & Trails

There’s abundant wilderness to explore in the Decatur area. Whether you’re looking for a full day of hiking or just a nice walk to clear your head, you’ll find plenty of scenic trails nearby.

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Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Wheeler Wildlife Refuge encompasses 35,000-acres of naturally preserved woodlands offering a unique opportunity to experience wildlife in its natural habitat.

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