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. The Flint Creek Canoe Trail opened in 2018, providing access to the interior of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and the many birding and recreational opportunities that surround it. Additionally, the nearby Sipsey River in Bankhead National Forest is a popular spot for canoeing. The river, designated a “Wild and Scenic River,” is best in Spring and late Winter.
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.
Take the Downtown Turtle Trail and find the 10 bronze turtles located along Decatur‘s historic 2nd Avenue. Learn about the significant places and events that helped make Downtown Decatur what it is today along the way!
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