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Wilcox County: A Natural Place for Outdoor Recreation

Wilcox County, Alabama is one of the most diversified outdoor recreation destinations in Alabama. If you want to hunt, fish, boat, camp, hike nature trails, kayak, bird watch, enjoy native wild flowers or just breathe the fresh Alabama Black Belt air, all of this is available in Wilcox County. The Alabama River, with its many creeks and sloughs, flows from the Dallas County line to the Millers Ferry Lock & Dam to create one of the best fishing & hunting lakes in the nation with world class bass, crappie and catfishing. Wilcox County holds the state record for the largest alligator ever taken in Alabama. The “Fancher” Gator, 14’ 2” long and weighing 838 lbs., was taken by a group of Shelby, Alabama hunters in August of 2011.

From the Millers Ferry Dam to the Monroe County line the Alabama River flows in its natural banks and offers some different and exciting challenges to the outdoor enthusiast.

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Our many boat landings both above and below the Millers Ferry Dam give our boating visitors many options to enjoy the Alabama River. Camp grounds located at Millers Ferry, Chilatchee Creek & Roland Cooper State Park are first class and offer all kinds of outdoor activities to make your visit to our area enjoyable.

The Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors annual outdoor events like the Big Crappie Day Tournament, Alabama Bass Trail, Big Buck Contest, Spring Turkey Tournament and The Mark Curl Memorial BBQ Cook-Off. These events as well as the many club bass and crappie tournaments, visits from McNider Iron Man Tournament Trail, Share The Gospel Tournament Trail, Dixie Bass Trail, Headz Outdoors Open Bass Tournaments and many more, offer the competitive angler a chance to fish just about every weekend throughout the year.

The City of Camden has as its slogan “Always in Season” and that is a very fitting slogan for Wilcox County outdoor recreation opportunities.

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