Upcoming Events

  • Wehle Open April 19-20

    Friday, gate opens at 2 p.m. for camping and closes at dark.  Gate opens Saturday at 8 a.m. for open trails and fishing and closes at dark. Bank fishing permitted at Blue Heron Lake and Wood Duck Lake until 4 p.m. Saturday. Checkout time for campers is 3 p.m. on Sunday. Wehle Land Conservation Center

  • Turkey Creek Birding Walk April 20

    A guided birding walk through the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve is planned for April 20 at 7:30am with Dr. Lancaster from UAB's Department of Biology. During this hike Dr. Lancaster will assist participants with the identification of birds by sight and sound. Many of the birds we encounter will be in the middle of spring migration, from Mexico to sites all over North America, so this makes a great time of year to see a lot of birds that cannot be seen any other time! For this walk, we will take our time to work some of the hot birding spots along the the Turkey Creek Road, so the terrain will be very easy and the pace leisurely. Meet at the front gate to the Preserve. We will start at 7:30 am sharp, so it would be best to arrive a few minutes before to ensure you do not get left behind. Bring binoculars, water bug spray and wear sturdy walking shoes. FREE (donations accepted) 3906 Turkey Creek Rd Pinson, AL 35126

  • Wehle Open May 17-18

    Gate opens at 2 p.m. Friday for camping and closes at dark. Gate opens Saturday at 8 a.m. for open trails and fishing and closes at dark. Bank fishing permitted at Blue Heron Lake and Wood Duck Lake until 4 p.m. Checkout time for campers is 3 p.m. Sunday. Wehle Land Conservation Center

  • Uchee Creek BioBlitz May 17-18

    The Natural Heritage Section of the State Lands Division will be having a BioBlitz at the Uchee Creek Forever Wild tract in Russell County from 9 a.m. on May 17 until 3 p.m. on May 18. A BioBlitz is an intensive survey designed to photo-document or collect all of the biological species within an area in a short, designated period. Volunteers are welcome, including scout groups. You may come for a few hours or stay all day. Primitive camping is available (no electricity) and port-a-lets. To participate, or if you have questions, email Wayne Barger at wayne.barger@dcnr.alabama.gov.  Uchee Creek is approximately 20 miles from both Auburn, AL and Columbus, GA.  GPS coordinates: N 32.3499, W 85.2714 Sign in at the parking area located on the north side of Sandfort Rd. The property is reached from Hwy 51 or Hwy 169, traveling south from U.S. Hwy 80.

  • Wehle Open June 15

    Gate opens Saturday at 8 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. for open trails, horseback riding, birding and fishing. Bank fishing permitted at Blue Heron Lake and Wood Duck Lake. Wehle Land Conservation Center

  • Wehle Open July 20

    Gate opens Saturday at 8 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. for open trails, horseback riding, birding and fishing. Bank fishing permitted at Blue Heron Lake and Wood Duck Lake. Wehle Land Conservation Center

  • Wehle Open Sept. 6-7

    Friday, gate opens at 2 p.m. for camping and closes at dark.  Gate opens Saturday at 8 a.m. for hiking, horseback riding, birding and fishing and closes at dark. Bank fishing permitted at Blue Heron Lake and Wood Duck Lake until 4 p.m. Saturday. Checkout time for campers is 3 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Wehle Open Sept. 20-21

    Friday, gate opens at 2 p.m. for camping and closes at dark.  Gate opens Saturday at 8 a.m. for hiking, horseback riding, birding and fishing and closes at dark. Bank fishing permitted at Blue Heron Lake and Wood Duck Lake until 4 p.m. Saturday. Checkout time for campers is 3 p.m. on Sunday. Wehle Land Conservation Center

  • Wehle Open Oct. 4-5

    Friday, gate opens at 2 p.m. for camping and closes at dark.  Gate opens Saturday at 8 a.m. for hiking, horseback riding, birding and fishing and closes at dark. Bank fishing permitted at Blue Heron Lake and Wood Duck Lake until 4 p.m. Saturday. Checkout time for campers is 3 p.m. on Sunday. Wehle Land Conservation Center

  • Coldwater Mountain Fat Tire Festival Oct. 25-27

    Activities include group rides, skill clinics, poker ride, and a variety of cycling related vendors. Food, drink (including a beer garden) and live entertainment will also be featured. Demo bikes--registered festival goers will be able to test ride all of the latest and greatest bikes and gear on the IMBA Silver Ride Center Coldwater Mountain. Event website Schedule

  • Fort Toulouse Frontier Days Nov. 6-9

    Alabama Frontier Days focuses on demonstrating frontier life in the southeast during the period 1700-1820. The public can experience this living history as frontier trades and crafts are demonstrated by living historians in period correct costumes. The event takes place over four days, Wednesday to Saturday, from 9 AM to 4 PM each day. Saturday is Alabama Frontier Days Family Day, a great day for families to experience the event and see the forts. Admission charged: $8/adult and $7/child 6-18; free up to age 5. Fort Toulouse - Jackson Park 2521 W. Fort Toulouse Road Wetumpka, AL 36093 Forever Wild's purchase of 254 acres of upland pine-hardwood forest along the Alabama River serves as an addition to the Ft. Toulouse historic site.

  • Wehle Open November 15-16

    Gate opens at 2 p.m. Friday for camping and closes at dark. Gate opens Saturday at 8 a.m. for open trails and fishing and closes at dark. Bank fishing permitted at Blue Heron Lake and Wood Duck Lake until 4 p.m. Checkout time for campers is 3 p.m. Sunday. Wehle Land Conservation Center