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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 #23
Wheeler NWR - Arrowhead Landing

Central Loop

Great Egret Description: Located just off I-565, this site provides access to another corner of the fertile Wheeler Reservoir and the Tennessee River. Watch the open water for rafts of Lesser Scaup, Red-breasted Mergansers, Green-winged Teal, Common Loons, and perhaps some surprises. At times of low water, check the mudflats for migrant shorebirds and the shallows for wading birds such as Great Blue Heron and Great Egret. There is always the chance that you will hear the loud rattle of a Belted Kingfisher as it announces its presence and darts on by.

Directions: From I-565 west of Huntsville take Exit 2 and travel south .1 mile to the Old AL Hwy 20. Turn right and go 0.7 mile. Turn left (south) on a gravel road and follow this road for 1.6 miles. Take the left fork at the Wheeler NWR entrance sign and travel another 0.4 mile to the landing.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.6050, W 86.8922
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Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking, Driving Trail, Handicap Access, Hiking, Canoeing, Boat Access, Fishing

Contact Info:
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Wheeler NWR
2700 Refuge Headquarters Rd.
Decatur, AL 35603
(256) 353-7243