Alabama Nature Preserves
  • Wheeler Wildlife Refuge
  • Desoto Falls
  • Dismals Canyon
  • Weeks Bay
  • Walls of Jericho
  • Turkey Creek Nature Preserve
  • Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Alabama Nature Center
  • Buck’s Pocket State Park
  • Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve
  • Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge
  • Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sancturary
  • Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain
  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
  • Autauga Creek Canoe Trail
  • Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.


Name Location County Region Summary
Biophilia Nature Center Elberta Baldwin South Alabama website, 20 acres of swamp, pitcher plant bog, forests and wildflower meadows, native plant nursery
Hays Nature Preserve Huntsville Madison North Alabama website, over 10 miles of trails, education center, natural playground
Gatra Wehle Nature Center at Historic Blakeley State Park Spanish Fort Baldwin South Alabama 1,400 acres. operated by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, conservation and environmental educational exhibits about the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta
Huntsville Botanical Garden Huntsville Madison North Alabama 112 acres, nature center overlooks the lake and is open May through September, features butterfly house
Louise Krehler Forest Ecology Preserve Auburn Lee Central Alabama website, 120 acres, an outreach program of the Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Oak Mountain State Park Pelham Shelby Central Alabama 9,940 acres, includes the Oak Mountain Interpretive Center and the Alabama Wildlife Center
Robert G. Wehle Nature Center Midway Bullock Central Alabama website, 25 acres, operated by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center Birmingham Jefferson Central Alabama 1,011 acres with 12 miles of trails
Southern Environmental Center Birmingham Jefferson Central Alabama Located on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College, environmental education museum and 4 acre ecoscape
Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Fairhope Baldwin South Alabama Over 6,000 acres (2,400 ha) of tidal and forested wetlands within the greater Mobile Bayestuarine system, interpretive center features live and preserved native animals, education programs
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Decatur Morgan North Alabama 35,000 acres, visitor center exhibits about area wildlife and habitats, wildlife observation building

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