Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge


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Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 808
Jackson, AL 36545

Phone:251-246-3583
Fax:251-246-5414
Web: choctaw.fws.gov
Established: 1964.
Location:80 miles north of Mobile.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, hiking trails, auto tour route, scenic overlook, boat ramp.
Activities:Boating, fishing, hiking, hunting.
Special Features:Two creeks (Okaktuppa Creek and Turkey Creek) divide the refuge into three sections. Thirty-five acres of black gum and bald cypress have been set aside as Tupelo Gum Natural Area.
Habitats: 4,218 acres plus 236 acres in perpetual conservation easements. One half of the refuge is made up of creeks, sloughs, lakes, and backwaters of the Tombigbee River; the other half is bottomland hardwoods.
Access: Open year round during daylight hours. Between December 1 and March 1 some areas are closed to the public to provide sanctuary to wintering waterfowl.
Wild life: Heron, raptor, otter, beaver, deer, turkey, raccoon, squirrel, American alligator, bald eagle, wood stork.

See other parks in Alabama.