Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge sign

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge sign

Decatur, AL


Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is approx. 34,500 acres of cropland, forests, and swampland.  It is home to several species of birds and other wildlife throughout the year.  The visitor center provides a focal point for information and has two short trails that give visitors a small taste of the beauty that Wheeler withholds within its boundaries.  The visitor center's hours vary depending on the time of year, to find out their current hours of operation call (256) 350-6639.  There is no admission to the visitor's center or the trails.

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge banner

Activities: Hiking, Walking, Photography, Educational, Fishing, Wildlife
Location: Decatur, AL
Directions: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center is off Hwy 67.  To get there take Exit 334 off of I-65 and go north approx. 2.5 miles on Hwy 67.  The visitor center will be on the left side of Hwy 67.
Trails: Wildlife Observation Building, Flint Creek Trail, Beaverdam Swamp Boardwalk, Akeson Trail, and Dancy Bottom Trail
Topography: Swampland, River, hardwood forests, 
Hiking Information: Some trails may be impassable after a rainstorm
Trail Map:
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