Joe Wheeler State Park

North Alabama, Northwest Loop | Lauderdale | Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Winter

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Joe Wheeler State Park (Site #3, Northwest Loop) is complete with extensive facilities, including a resort lodge, restaurant, and marina. The park provides access to the north side of Wheeler Lake and the associated backwaters, which are often good for waterbirds. The park also contains several patches of deciduous hardwoods crisscrossed by marked forest trails for woodland birding. As you walk the trails, enjoy the cheery call-and-answer songs of Red-eyed Vireos and the endless trills of Summer Tanagers. Along quiet backwaters look for Wood Ducks and Canada Geese with their downy young in the summer. In the winter, when the water dramatically recedes, these same areas are filled with shorebirds probing the mud for tasty snacks.

Directions: AL Highway 101 crosses the river on Wheeler Dam. From the north end of the dam go north 3 miles, turn right (east) on US Highway 72 and drive 4.3 miles. The entrance to the park is on the right.

GPS: N 34.8360, W 87.3680

Fee: Free

Amenities: Information, Parking, Restrooms, Handicap Access, Hiking, Boat Access, Canoeing, Fishing, Camping, Picnic Area, Food, Beach, Swimming, Viewing Area, Cabins/Lodge

Contact Info:
ADCNR – Joe Wheeler State Park
201 McLean Drive
Rogersville, AL 35652
(256) 247-5466

http://www.alapark.com/joewheeler/

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