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Explore the Outdoors

Explore the natural beauty and outdoor activities of Colbert County. Visit birding spots on the North Alabama Birding Trail, go horseback riding at Freedom Hills Wildlife Management Area and Seven Springs Lodge, cycle the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway, or fish in the peaceful waters of Pickwick and Wilson Lakes. Whether you’re into birding, fishing, or cycling, Colbert County has something for every outdoor enthusiast.

Wilson Lake

Stretching across 15,500 acres, this may seem smaller in comparison to other lakes, but make no mistakeβ€”it’s a powerhouse when it comes to jaw-dropping catches!

Pickwick Lake

Ready for an adventure that spans state lines? Dive into the action on this expansive 50-mile lake, covering 47,500 acres across Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

64Β°

Average annual temperature

205

Sunny Days on average per year

56 in

average annual rainfall

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No outdoor adventure in Colbert County is complete without a trip to Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve! Enjoy easy-to-moderate hiking, and ensure you visit the splendid overlooks, bluff shelters, and waterfalls. πŸ˜β˜€

Hours: Friday-Sunday, 7 am- 5 pm

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Happy Father's Day to all the incredible dads out there! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ’™ Whether you're exploring Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve together, bonding over Muscle Shoals Music, or creating lasting memories at a local attraction, we honor your dedication and the special moments you share with your loved ones. 

Enjoy this day surrounded by the beauty of Colbert County! ✨

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"Don't go chasin' waterfalls" 🎢

... but if you decide to, we have THREE waterfalls on the Visit North Alabama Waterfall Trail! ✨

1️⃣ Coldwater Falls
2️⃣ Lacefield Falls
3️⃣ Wilson Dam Falls

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Tee off your weekend in Muscle Shoals! πŸŒοΈβ›³οΈ

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Happy Labor Day Weekend from Pickwick Lake! πŸ’™πŸŒ…

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The west end of the county is really showing out this morning! We want to see all the fall foliage pics! 😍 Be sure and tag us to be featured! πŸ‚ 

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Calling all fishing enthusiasts! Wilson Lake is the perfect destination for your next angling adventure. Located in the scenic heart of Alabama, our lake is home to some of the best fishing around. With a variety of fish, including largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish, you're sure to reel in a great catch. So pack your gear and head to Wilson Lake for an unforgettable day on the water! 🎣

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Fishing at sunrise on Pickwick Lake for the Fishlife Collegiate Tour bass tournament in Sheffield.
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Sunset fishing at Riverfront Park in Sheffield

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