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Home » National Wildlife Refuges » Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge

Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge

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Address

The Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge , 407 Bains Gap Rd, Anniston, AL 36201

Facts

Located in Calhoun Alabama The Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful longleaf pine refuge. The slopes of Choccolocco Mountain are one of the highest in the state of Alabama at 2,063 feet tall. Enjoy an awesome ride on top of Choccolocco Mountain and explore great hiking and neat eco-system. 9,016-acre National Wildlife Refuge Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge protects the last Longleaf pine north of the coastal plain. The area is a great bird destination for many types of birds including rare Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. The area has many deer and other kinds of wildlife. If you are lucky you might run into a large timber rattlesnake or even some Wild Turkeys. The Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge is on the former military training lands of Fort McClellan and was established May 29, 2003.

Things To Do

Enjoy awesome views during the fall on Choccolocco Ridge. About half the area is off limits with signs posted warning of old bomb remnants. But there still alot to explore! You will also find a great waterfall just down the road on Baines Gap Road.

If you love overlooks you can't go wrong during late fall and winter months. Moorman's overlook is great overlook anytime and has a gravel road that is pretty steep! I used to take in a v6 alero and it was very bumpy but worth the drive.
Frog Pond Overlook is just a short drive and worth the trip. Be sure to wear some mosquito repellant they are huge and many of them.

Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge ,Anniston Alabama