Wheeler NWR – Arrowhead Landing

Central Loop, North Alabama | Limestone | Best Seasons: Winter

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Arrowhead Landing  (Site # 23, Central Loop) is located on Limestone Bay, another corner of the fertile Wheeler Reservoir and the Tennessee River. There is an outstanding view of the bay and the wooded areas on Beaverdam Peninsula. Watch the open water for rafts of Lesser Scaups, Red-breasted Mergansers, Green-winged Teals, 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 Herons and Great Egrets. 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 Highway 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 National Wildlife Refuge entrance sign and travel another 0.4 mile to the landing.

GPS: N 34.6050, W 86.8922

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


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