Wheeler Lake

Wheeler Lake

Park Information

Wheeler Lake was created in 1936 as one of the first major dam projects on the Tennessee River for flood control, power generation, and navigation.

The lake is 74 miles long, has 1,063 miles of shoreline and a surface area of 67,100 acres. Nearby cities include Huntsville, Athens, and Decatur, Alabama.

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, which encompasses 34,500 acres, is a major feature of Wheeler Lake. White crappie, largemouth bass, and sunfish are among the principal sport fish.

Agency Name:

Tennessee Valley Authority


Decatur, AL, is on the shore of Wheeler Lake. From Huntsville, take I-565 south to Decatur. From Athens, take I-65 south or Highway 72 west to Joe Wheeler State Park.

Geographic Location

Contact Info

Wheeler Watershed Team

Reservation Road

P.O. Box 1010

Muscle Shoals, AL


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