Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge


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Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Wheeler NWR
2700 Refuge Headquarters Rd
Decauter, AL 35603

Phone:256-353-7243
Fax:256-340-9728
Web: southeast.fws.gov/watercressdarter
Established: 1980.
Location:Within city limits of Bessemer in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Activities:Hiking, wildlife observation.
Special Features:The watercress darter is a small, colorful fish found in the watercress zone of springs and spring runs. Just seven locations are known to support the 2-inch-long darter -- all in the upper Black Warrior River drainage near Birmingham.
Habitats: 23 acres of bushy vegetation with a .25-acre pond.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Watercress darter

See other parks in Alabama.