Outdoor Recreation

Our setting on the Tennessee River makes Decatur a focal point for outdoor recreation in North Alabama. When the water calls, enthusiasts head for the River with boats, jet skis, canoes and fishing poles.

Residents and visitors also enjoy the peaceful, natural beauty on the walking and biking trail that meanders along the banks of the river at Point Mallard. Birders and hikers alike are amazed by the abundance of wildlife on Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. If you haven’t visited one of the eight new viewing sites around Decatur on the North Alabama Birding Trail, grab your binoculars and get out and explore.

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking / Biking Nature Trail
  • Native American Indian Interpretive Walking Trails at Point Mallard Park
  • North Alabama Birding Trail
  • Wheeler Lake
  • Wheeler Wildlife Refuge