Welcome to the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex
The Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex, formerly the Central Mississippi Refuges Complex. Legislation sponsored by Senator Thad Cochran and Congressman Bennie Thompson changed the name to Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex in January, 2004. The legislation established two new refuges in the Complex – Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge and Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge, and included provisions to design and construct the Holt Collier Environmental Education and Interpretation Center in the south Delta region.
The Complex now includes seven refuges:
- Hillside National Wildlife Refuge Established 1975
- Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge Established 2004
- Mathews Brake National Wildlife Refuge Established 1980
- Morgan Brake National Wildlife Refuge Established 1977
- Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Established 1978
- Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Established 2004
- Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge Established 1936
The Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex is the largest refuge complex in the state of Mississippi and includes both the youngest (Holt Collier and Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuges) and the oldest refuges (Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge) in the state. Over 100,000 acres of refuge lands on seven refuges, including 13,000 acres of refuge-managed Farmers Home Administration lands, provide vital habitat for fish and wildlife in the Delta region. Visitors are encouraged to stop by and enjoy the wild side of Hillside, Holt Collier, Mathews Brake, Morgan Brake, Panther Swamp, Theodore Roosevelt, and Yazoo National Wildlife Refuges.
T R Complex Annual Public Use Permit are $15. Permits may be purchased over the counter at Panther Swamp NWR or Yazoo NWR. Acceptable payments are by check or money order payable to Kinsail. Permits may also be purchased online at the link below. There is a $5 convenience fee added to the online purchase which is payable by credit/debit card and checking account. Permits are valid August 1 - July 31.