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Home » National Wildlife Refuges » Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

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Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge ,Alabama

Facts

The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is located along the Tennessee River near Decatur, Alabama. The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is named after Major General Joseph Wheeler. The Wheeler National Wildlife manages four other National Wildlife Refuges including Sauta Cave, Key Cave, Fern Cave, and the Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is home to 295 bird species, 30 species of waterfowl, 47 species of mammals, 115 species of fish, 26 species of freshwater snails, 38 species of freshwater mussels, 74 species of reptiles and amphibians

Things To Do

The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is home to the Festival of the Cranes and other special events. by President Franklin D. Roosevelt established Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in July 7, 1938 as a breeding ground and refuge for migratory birds and other wildlife.
The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge offers a wide variety of things to do including: Wildlife Viewing, Fishing, Hunting, Interpretation programs, outdoor classrooms, Photography, Hiking, Boating, Bicycling, Horseback Riding
The Visitor Center offers wildlife helpful personnel, wildlife literature, exhibits, detailed maps, a birding station, a classroom, a small gift shop, a conference room, , and a 126 seat auditorium.

Hours

Every day 8AM–5PM

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge