Wheeler Lake

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Wheeler Lake
USACE Wheeler Lock and Dam.jpg
Wheeler Lock and Dam, impounding Wheeler Lake on the Tennessee River
Location north Alabama
Coordinates 34°48′30″N 087°23′00″W / 34.80833°N 87.38333°W / 34.80833; -87.38333Coordinates: 34°48′30″N 087°23′00″W / 34.80833°N 87.38333°W / 34.80833; -87.38333
Lake type reservoir
Basin countries United States
Wheeler Lake area

Wheeler Lake is located in the northern part of the United States state of Alabama, between Rogersville and Huntsville. Created by Wheeler Dam along the Tennessee River, it stretches 60 miles (96.5 km) from Wheeler Dam to Guntersville Dam. It is Alabama's second largest lake at 67,100 acres (272 km²).

Decatur operates the busiest port along the Tennessee River on this lake, Port of Decatur.

Wheeler Lake is a major recreation and tourist center, attracting about four million visits a year. Along with camping, boating, and fishing, visitors enjoy the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge several miles upstream from the dam.

The lake and dam are named for General Joseph "Joe" Wheeler.

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