Wheeler Lake

The 67,100-acre Wheeler Lake and the Tennessee River hug the entire northern border of Morgan County, Alabama and spill through the center of the beautiful Joe Wheeler State Park.

Wheeler spans the 60 miles from Guntersville Dam to Wheeler Dam and is the largest of three manmade reservoirs along the Tennessee River.

This lake is a year-round favorite for both tournament pros and local anglers, and visitors soon find out why. There are plenty of public access points and marinas dotting the shores. Its diverse waterscape features include a wide-open reservoir, creek channels and rock bluffs, and the “Decatur flats,” each offering habitat to a variety of fish species and excitement to a multitude of fishermen.

What you’ll catch

  • Largemouth bass

  • Smallmouth bass

  • Spotted bass

  • Crappie

  • Blue gill

  • Catfish

Today’s Weather


Seasonal Temperatures

Jan30.4° F49.4° F
Feb33.6° F54.1° F
Mar41° F63.2° F
Apr49.5° F73° F
May58.1° F80.2° F
Jun65.9° F87° F
Jul69.4° F89.6° F
Aug68.4° F89.4° F
Sep62.1° F83.6° F
Oct49.9° F73.6° F
Nov40.4°F62.3° F
Dec33.4° F52.6° F

Area Lodging & Boat Ramps

About the Area

Off the water, plenty more activities call to outdoor enthusiasts. In addition to Joe Wheeler State Park, the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge and Point Mallard also offer hiking, birding and other opportunities. Take time to enjoy historic districts, shopping opportunities and the food. (Have you heard about Alabama’s award-winning barbecue? Some say it started here!)

Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau
719 6th Avenue SE
Decatur, AL 35601