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

Outdoors

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

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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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Canoeing

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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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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