One Of The Largest Wildlife Refuges In The U.S. Is In Alabama
Are you a wildlife enthusiast? Specifically, do you enjoy observing different types of wildlife species in their natural environment? If so, we have the perfect place for you: North Alabama’s Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. To learn all about the scenic Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, take a look below.
Alabama's Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is located in Decatur along the beautiful Tennessee River.
Established in 1938, this wildlife refuge covers approximately 35,000 acres, making it the largest wildlife refuge in Alabama. Because of this, it's one of the largest in the U.S. The refuge also happens to be one of the South’s largest educational centers to study waterfowl and wildlife.
The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is home to over 295 bird species during migratory season. If you're ever able to see all of these birds up close, it's truly an experience.
Among these species of birds are waterfowl, sandhill cranes, and whooping cranes. You might even see other types of wildlife during your visit, including deer, alligators, etc.
In addition to viewing birds, visitors have opportunities to participate in a variety of other fun activities, including hiking, biking, horseback riding, etc.
Water activities such as kayaking and...
...fishing are also available.
The next time you're in Decatur and wanting to experience something truly incredible, especially during migratory season, be sure to visit the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. It's the perfect destination for a day trip, and admission is free.
For more information about North Alabama's Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, including hours and current closures, you can view the refuge's
Have you ever been to the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, Alabama? If so, please share your experience with us in the comments below.
Another wildlife refuge in Alabama that’s an absolute must-visit is the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge in West Blocton. For information, be sure to take a look at the following article:
This Little Known Natural Oasis Is Hiding In Alabama… And You’re Going To Love It.
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Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 3121 Visitor Center Road, Decatur, AL 35603, USA