Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge

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Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge

Alabama

(334) 687-4065

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Overview

The Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1964 through community support and in cooperation with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is located on both banks of the Chattahoochee River in southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia. Named after the city of Eufaula, the refuge offers a variety of wetland and upland habitats for diverse fauna. A prominent feature of the abundant wetlands is Lake Eufaula (Walter F. George Reservoir) and several feeder streams. Lake Eufaula provides abundant fishing and the large variety of habitats at the refuge host a great amount of wildlife. When visiting the refuge be sure to go on the seven-mile auto tour, which is a great way to view the beautiful wildlife.

Map of Eufaula NWR

Latitude, Longitude: 32.026997, -85.086708

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boating is extremely popular on Lake Eufaula. Several public boat ramps are located throughout the area, and canoeing is also very popular. However, air boats, hovercrafts, and jet skis are not allowed within the refuge boundaries.

  • Bird Watching

    Visitors can except to see a large variety of birds, from waterfowl (November through February), waders and waterbirds, and migratory songbirds in the more wooded areas.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    A seven-mile auto route tours through the refuge, offering visitors a look at abundant wildlife, including alligators, hawks, and deer.

  • Fishing

    Lake Eufaula is a destination hot spot for fishing. Several public boat ramps are located in the area, and bank fishing is allowed at the refuge during daylight hours.

  • Hiking

    Two viewing towers and a walking trail give excellent views of the refuge, allowing visitors a change at viewing some of the area wildlife, from rare birds to alligators.

  • Hunting

    The refuge offers managed hunts for dove, deer, waterfowl, squirrel, and rabbit. Waterfowl hunting, as well as a youth deer hunt, are quota hunts, so check with the refuge for more information.

  • Wildlife Watching

    The Eufaula NWR is home to a large variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects. Habitats range from lake to shallow shores, from creeks to wetlands, from open fields to shaded woodlands. In addition to the many species which call the refuge home year-round, many more use the refuge as a migratory destination or stop over during the fall, winter and spring.

Park Partners

Friends of the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge

This non-profit grassroots organization functions primarily to bring together local citizens and volunteers who are dedicated to protecting the region's wildlife heritage. Specifically, it supports and promotes the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge by serving as an advocate and by supporting the mssion of the refuge.

(334) 687-4065

Directions

Flying

The closest major airport is in Birmingham. A variety of car rental agencies is available.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(334) 687-4065

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