National Wildlife Refuge
|367 Highway 165
Eufaula, AL 36027
Phone Number: 334-687-4065
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|With more than 280 bird species throughout the year, including resident wood ducks, Eufaula NWR (AL and GA) is a birder's paradise. (Photo - Quincy Banks)|
Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge
Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1964, on the Walter F. George Reservoir (Lake Eufaula) in cooperation with the Corps of Engineers (COE). The reservoir resulted from impoundment of the Chattahoochee River between Alabama and Georgia. The Refuge, lying on the upper reaches of the reservoir, consists of 11,184 acres. There are 7,953 acres in Barbour and Russell Counties, Alabama, and 3,231 in Stewart and Quitman Counties, Georgia.
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MAILING ADDRESS: 367 Highway 165 Eufaula, AL 36027
Getting There . . .
The Refuge is located about 40 miles south of Columbus, Georgia and 80 miles east of Montgomery, Alabama. Much of the refuge lies within the city limits of Eufaula, Alabama. The headquarters is seven miles north of Eufaula off U.S. Highway 431 on Alabama Highway 285 (also known as Old Alabama State Route 165).
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Peak wintering populations of ducks reached over 40,000 in the mid-1970's. In recent years, populations have peaked at 12,000-20,000. Few migrant geese use Eufaula Refuge, but a resident Canada goose population now totals about 2,000. The Refuge supports large breeding and wintering populations of raptors including bald eagles and osprey. Numerous osprey and several active bald eagles are in the refuge area. Several large rookeries are located on the refuge consisting of hundreds of great blue heron, great egret, snowy egret, little blue heron, anhinga and cattle egrets. The refuge supports large populations of herons and other marsh birds year-round. About 100 woodstorks are present during spring and summer and several hundred sandhill cranes winter on the refuge. It is possible that the soon to be established eastern population of whooping cranes will use Eufaula Refuge during its migration flight. An abundance of other migratory birds are seasonally present.
Resident wildlife, including bobwhite quail, wild turkey, beaver, fox, raccoon, opossum, bobcat, swamp and cottontail rabbits, and white-tailed deer are present in high numbers. A healthy, growing population of threatened American alligators exists in refuge wetlands.
Driving Directions The Refuge is located about 40 miles south of Columbus, Georgia and 80 miles east of Montgomery, Alabama. Much of the refuge lies within the city limits of Eufaula, Alabama. The headquarters is seven miles north of Eufaula off U.S. Highway 431 on Alabama Highway 285 (also known as Old Alabama State Route 165).