National Wildlife Refuges in Alabama


A view of Choccolocco Mountain on Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge
Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge

There are 11 National Wildlife Refuges in Alabama (although Grand Bay NWR is shared with Mississippi and Eufaula NWR straddles the Georgia state line). Three of these properties are located along large water impoundments, two on the Gulf Coast, one on a former military base... and the Watercress Darter NWR is small (23 acres of woods and ponds), but large enough to provide a safe place for the endangered watercress darter in that place where the tiny fish was first discovered and the only place it has left to try to survive.

National Wildlife Refuges in Alabama

 
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge on the Tennessee River
map of Alabama National Wildlife Refuges
Locations of the Alabama National Wildlife Refuges