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Central Loop

16 - Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

17 - Decatur Hospitality Nature Park - Kiosk Site

18 - BP-Amoco Environmental Trail
(Trail Closed Through Summer 2016)

20 - Wheeler NWR - White Springs Dike

21 - Swan Creek Wildlife Management Area

22 - Round Island Recreation Area

23 - Wheeler NWR - Arrowhead Landing

24 - Wheeler NWR - Beaverdam Peninsula Tower

25 - Wheeler NWR - Beaverdam Swamp Boardwalk

26 - Wheeler NWR - Blackwell Swamp

27 - Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station

28 - Madison County Public Lake

29 - Monte Sano State Park

30 - Hays Nature Preserve

31 - Wheeler NWR - Cave Springs

32 - Hurricane Creek Park - Kiosk Site

33 - Wheeler NWR - Dancy Bottoms Nature Trail

Northeast Loop
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Site #18
BP-Amoco Environmental Trail
(Trail Closed Through Summer 2016)

Central Loop

Red Wing Description: In the middle of the extensive agricultural fields that lie just west of Decatur, BP-Amoco has preserved a corner of prime woodland and marsh habitat. This area is worth stopping to check for marshland residents such as Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Yellowthroats during spring and summer months. At other times of the year, the marsh could produce a variety of waterfowl including Wood Duck and American Coots. Some careful searching could also turn up a Virginia Rail or Sora. The neighboring woodlands host a variety of nesting songbirds, and the fields should be checked for wintering sparrows. While not open to the general public, the nearby Wetland’s Edge Learning Center is available for school groups.


Please Note:
This trail is closed though Summer 2016

In north Decatur, AL at the intersection of US Hwy 31 and AL Hwy 20/Alternate US Hwy 72 (this is at the south end of the Hudson Bridge just before it crosses the Tennessee River), take Hwy 20/Alternate 72 west 4.7 miles to Finley Island Road. Turn right onto Finley Island Rd. and go 0.9 mile to the signboard and marsh overlook on the left (west) side.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.6300, W 87.0525
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Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking

Contact Info:
BP-Amoco Companies
PO Box 2215
Decatur, AL 25609
(256) 340-5356