National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. Please remember that the only restrooms are located at the office on Baby Bains Gap Road. Be sure to bring maps, sunscreen, insect repellent, and plenty of water.
The refuge is undergoing cleanup from past army activities with only the eastern portion of the refuge open to the public. Visitors from the east can access the refuge from I-20 at Heflin, by traveling north along Route 9. Visitors from the west can exit I-20 at Golden Springs in Anniston, travel north on Golden Springs Road and turn right on Choccolocco Road. All access into the refuge is through the eastern gate via Bain’s Gap Road. Area closed signs are clearly posted and easy to find along the boundary of the closed areas. When UXO cleanup is completed in the years to come, the remainder of the refuge will be opened up to the public as well.
Other Facilities in the Complex
Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Complex.