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Bankhead National Forest – Central Firetower

Bankhead National Forest (Site # 14, Northwest Loop) encompasses 180,000 acres of public land crisscrossed with hundreds of miles of deep canyons, providing an adventurous environment for hours or days of exploration. Habitats in the national forest range from old fields to mature pine and hardwood forests. The area is renowned for its breeding Cerulean […]

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Wheeler Dam – South Landing

Completed in 1936, Wheeler Dam (Site #2, Northwest Loop) was the first Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) hydroelectric dam on the Tennessee River. This dam impounds the 67,100-acre Wheeler Lake, creating an enormous habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and gulls. Scan the water for Double-crested Cormorants and Common Loons, as well as a variety of […]

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