Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Habitat Management Plan

Butterfly photo

The Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge Habitat Management Plan provides a long-term vision and specific guidance on managing habitats for the resources of concern at Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge, to facilitate continuity in management programs.

Habitat Management Plan


Visitor Activity hunting 150W

Hunting is a popular activity on the refuge. Permits are available at the refuge office and many local outfitters and outdoors stores. For further information . . .

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Following creation of the refuge in 2003, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service instituted a prescribed burning program to ensure this remnant of a once vast forest type remained for future generations to enjoy.

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Photography on the refuge

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Perhaps the fastest growing activity on national wildlife refuges in the past ten years has been wildlife photography. You don’t need to purchase expensive equipment or have any experience to get started.

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About the Complex

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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