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.

Near Bankhead National Forest


Morgan County is all about the Great Outdoors. From birding to walking trails, we’ve got you covered.

This page was made possible in part by the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area.

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Downtown Turtle Trail

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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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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Outdoor Itinerary

Home to hundreds of species of wildlife, birds and game fish, Decatur-Morgan County is a great trip for any outdoor enthusiast. Take advantage of the great bass fishing on Wheeler Lake or walk the trails of Point Mallard.

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