Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge lies within the historical range of the longleaf pine/wiregrass ecosystem and contains remnant longleaf pine stands. Refuge wetlands, croplands, woodlands, old fields, grasslands and open water create a mosaic of wildlife-rich habitats that support almost 300 species of birds, 40 species of mammals and many amphibians, reptiles and fish.
Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge was established to provide habitat for wintering waterfowl and other migratory and resident wildlife. Refuge staff work to ensure optimal habitat for thriving wildlife and wildlife-dependent recreation.
December 31, 1963 - Congress appropriated $500,000 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the purpose of acquiring lands to be included in what would become Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge.
October 6, 1964 - Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge was officially established by the signing of a secretarial permit from the Department of the Army to the Department of the Interior.