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Wheeler Lake

Alabama

Wheeler Lake, Alabama

The Wheeler Lake real estate market is a top ten marketplace for lake property in Alabama.

The average list price for Wheeler Lake homes for sale is $321,000. Normally there are about 60 lake homes for sale at Wheeler Lake, and 40 listings for lots and land.

Wheeler Lake is one of Alabama's largest lakes, and has 1 miles of shoreline. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, the closest major airport, is only 97 miles away.

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  • 1Mi. of Shoreline
  • 16Avg. Depth
  • 57Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
    National Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Wheeler Dam
  • Year Built
    1933
  • Managed By Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Water Drops
    5 ft
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    67,100
  • Public Boat Ramps
    10
  • Water Level
    Seasonal Full Pool
  • Schedule
    April-September
Campgrounds
(256) 280-4390
44 Co Rd 443
Hillsboro, AL 35643
Joe Wheeler State Park Cabins
(256) 685-3306
4401 McLean Dr
Rogersville, AL 35652
(256) 740-8817
200 James M Spain Dr
Florence, AL 35630
(256) 341-4826
2600C Point Mallard Dr SE
Decatur, AL 35601
  • Fish: Blue Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Alabama Bass Nation State Championship tournament
  • Sailing clubs (Yes)
  • Known for: Alabama’s second largest lake
  • History: The lake and dam are named for Civil War General Joseph "Joe" Wheeler.
Hospitals
(256) 341-2000
1201 7th St SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Airports
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212
97 miles away
Huntsville International Airport
1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd SW, Huntsville, AL 35824
20 miles away
About Wheeler Lake
Convenient to Huntsville

Wheeler Lake is located in north-central Alabama between Florence and Decatur. Huntsville is around an hour away, the perfect location to visit a big city.

Wheeler Lake is the state's second-largest reservoir stretching 60 miles and covering 68,300 acres.

It is not far from Decatur Morgan Hospital and is just 40 minutes from the Huntsville International Airport. There are countless grocery stores in Decatur and plenty of delicious dining options.

Fishing & Outdoors

Wheeler Lake is one of the most popular spots in Alabama, with anglers in particular drawn to the lake for its superb fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, as well as bluegill, catfish, crappie, sunfish, and sauger. The lake once held the world record blue catfish, weighing 111 pounds.

Other recreational activities on the lake include swimming, boating, and skiing.

Outside the lake, there are numerous parks, golf courses as well as the Wheeler National Refuge.

The refuge offers opportunities for hunting and wildlife viewing. The spot has eight sites on the North Alabama Birding Trail and is famous for its immense population of sandhill cranes that appear in the winter.

Get to Know Huntsville

Known for the presence of NASA, the bustling city of Huntsville has many different points of interest for anyone interested in space travel or rocketry.

Perhaps one of the most popular attractions is the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, where guests can witness live shows, study space memorabilia, including real space rocks, and even explore the cosmos with an expansive observatory.

Visitors of age can enjoy seeking out the secret speakeasy located within the halls of the Straight To Ale Brewery, one of the numerous breweries that have appeared in Huntsville over the years.

A Place to Call Home

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a waterfront property, Wheeler Lake is an excellent choice.