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Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Decatur, AL 35603 (155.559 miles)

Wheeler NWR, located along the Tennessee River between Huntsville and Decatur, was established in 1938 to provide habitat for wintering and migrating birds. Considered the easternmost Refuge in the Mississippi flyway, this 35,000 acre Refuge attracts thousands of wintering waterfowl each year and supports the southernmost and Alabama's only significant concentration of wintering Southern James Bay Canada geese. It also serves as winter habitat for the State's largest duck population. In addition to migratory birds, the Refuge hosts 115 species of fish, 74 species of reptiles and amphibians, 47 species of mammals, and 285 different species of songbirds. The Refuge is also home to 10 federally listed endangered or threatened species.

Official Website: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Key Cave Natioonal Wildlife Refuge Hunting

Decatur, AL 35603 (155.559 miles)

Key Cave NWR, located about 5 miles southwest of Florence, Alabama, was established in 1997 to ensure the biological integrity of Key Cave. Key Cave has been designated as critical habitat for the endangered Alabama cavefish (Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni) and as a priority one maternity cave for the endangered gray bat (Myotis grisescens). The cave is on the northern shore of Pickwick Lake in a limestone karst area that contains numerous sinkholes and several underground cave systems. The area’s sinkholes are an integral component of groundwater recharge to the cave. The area directly north of Key Cave was identified as a potential high hazard risk area for groundwater recharge and this is where the 1,060-acre Refuge was established.

Official Website: Key Cave Natioonal Wildlife Refuge

Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Decatur, AL 35603 (155.559 miles)

Fern Cave NWR consists of 199 acres of forested hillside underlain by a massive cave with many stalactite and stalagmite-filled rooms. The cave has five hidden entrances with four occurring on the Refuge. Access is extremely difficult and has been described as a vertical and horizontal maze by expert cavers. Horizontal sections of the cave are known to be more than 15 miles long and vertical drops of 450 feet are found within. Spectacular features including unrivaled formations, important paleological and archaeological finds, and a diverse cave fauna have contributed to Fern Cave as being described as the most spectacular cave in the U.S. and has fame both nationally and internationally.

Official Website: Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge

Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge Hiking

Decatur, AL 35603 (155.559 miles)

Sauta Cave NWR is located just above the Sauty Creek embayment on TVA's Guntersville Reservoir, 7 miles west of Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. There is an entrance gate to the Refuge on the south side of U.S. Highway 72. Sauta Cave itself is gated and not open to the public due to the potential for disturbance of federally endangered gray bats. Other portions of the 264-acre refuge are open to the public. Persons wishing to visit the cave may park outside the Refuge entrance gate and walk in to the cave entrance. Sauta Cave NWR serves as a major maternity cave for gray bats where recent counts have documented up to 400,000 emerging from the cave. This natural phenomenon only occurs June -August and lasts for approximately one hour near dusk. To view bats emerging from the cave, park at the Refuge entrance gate and walk approximately 100 yards to the cave entrance on your right. A new wildlife viewing platform is available to watch the emergence. Remember to bring your umbrella.

Official Website: Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge

ST ANDREWS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

PANAMA CITY , FL 32408 (156.171 miles)

Well known for its sugar white sands and emerald green waters, this former military reservation has over one-and-a-half miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and canoeing. Two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp provide ample fishing opportunities for anglers. Two nature trails wind through a rich diversity of coastal plant communities - a splendid opportunity for bird-watching.rn

Official Website: ST ANDREWS STATE PARK

Peidmont Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Round Oak, GA 31038 (157.226 miles)

this refuge is located in Central GA and has a varity of both upland pines and hardwoods providing good habitat for native animals

Official Website: Peidmont Wildlife Refuge

Brender-Hitchiti Hiking

Gray, GA 31032 (162.871 miles)

The US Forest Service, Georgia Forestry Commission and Southern Forest Research Council established this educational forest so people could learn about the many options in managing their forest

Official Website: Brender-Hitchiti

Monte Sano State Park Hiking Camping Biking

Huntsville, AL 35801 (163.049 miles)

Monte Sano, Spanish for “Mountain of Health,” rises more than 1,600 feet above sea level. With the developments of the CCC in the 1930s came 11 stone cabins, which are still used today, picnic area and pavilions, and a stone lodge, which was destroyed by fire in 1947. February 2004 marked the completion of the reconstruction of the Monte Sano Lodge. Today all of these features are still in use and include the addition of three new cabins, one new pavilion and a campground with 89 improved camping sites.

Official Website: Monte Sano State Park

John W. Starr Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Starkville, MS 39759 (166.912 miles)

Directions: From Starkville, take Hwy 25 south toward Louisville. Travel approximately 10 miles and turn left onto Dorman Lake Rd. Permit station is on the left. (there is no headquarters building on this area).

Official Website: John W. Starr Wildlife Management Area

Trim Cane Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Starkville, MS 39759 (166.912 miles)

Directions: From Starkville, take Hwy 389 north out of Starkville for 4 miles; headquarters building and permit station is on the left.

Official Website: Trim Cane Wildlife Management Area