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2. The Wehle Tract
Date of Purchase: October 28, 1994
Location: Bullock County; Township 12N, Range 22E, Sections 28 & 29
Acreage: 1,505.5 Acres
It was Mr. Robert Wehle’s dream to see the property protected by Forever Wild and the land used for educating people about Alabama’s need for conservation. The Wehles generously funded the construction of the ROBERT G. WEHLE NATURE CENTER on land they deeded to the State Lands Division. This center was opened to the public for use for education and enjoyment. The Nature Center can be reserved for meetings, school field trips, and approved special events by appointment through the State Lands Division. (334) 242-3484
After opening the property to the public, roughly one third of it was added to the Barbour County Wildlife Management Area to increase acreage available for public hunting. The other 2/3rds of the property are used for natural science education and non-consumptive recreational activities such as nature study, photography, hiking, picnicking, fishing, horseback riding and general field related activities.
The Wehle Tract is typically open the first and third weekend of each month, unless the weekend is near a major holiday, providing opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, and horseback riding.
For a detailed schedule of events and open camping/fishing/trail days click the following link; Wehle Schedule. For questions about the schedule or activities call (334)242-3484.
The Wehle Tract is also the location of Alabama Outdoor Heritage Day(first Saturday in October) and the Alabama Spring Plant Festival (first Saturday in May) where visitors of all ages can step back in time and celebrate old time outdoor activities, food, music and fun, Visitors enjoy activities such as log cabin and primitive furnishing exhibits, quilting demonstrations, pine needle basket making, native plant vendors, and much more. Admission is FREE to all annual celebrations.
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