Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene.

Features

  • Temporary Closure of Refuge Visitor Center

    As a public health precaution, the visitor center at Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge is temporarily closed for the safety of staff and visitors.

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  • 2019 Wild Crane Population Report JPG

    2019 Wild Crane Population Report

    Check out the 2019 Wild Crane Population graphical report -- get the latest info on the Mississippi sandhill population at the refuge! (Report will download as a .pdf)

    2019 Wild Crane Population Report

  • FB Trail Sign

    Take a Hike!

    Its a great time of year to view the many species of carnivorous plants that call the refuge home, let's take a hike!

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  • Photo Galleries

    Refuge Gallery

    Catch a glimpse of the plants and animals that call the refuge home! Explore our photo galleries.

    Photo Galleries

What's Happening at the Refuge?

Adult Dusky Gopher Frog Spotted on Refuge!

December 31, 2019 Dusky Gopher Frog Transparent

The first adult Dusky gopher frog since the beginning of our release program in 2015 has been observed on the refuge! This is an historic milestone in the recovery of this critically endangered species. Check out the link below to learn more about the Dusky gopher frog recovery program.

Click here to learn more.

It's Crane Tour Season!

Crane Tours

All aboard for this ranger guided tour of the refuge where we will seek out the elusive Mississippi Sandhill Crane. Space is Limited. Reservations Required.

Fall/Winter Crane Tours

2019 Wild Crane Population Report

2019 Wild Crane Population Report JPG

Check out the 2019 Wild Crane Population graphical report -- get the latest info on the Mississippi sandhill population at the refuge! (Report will download as a .pdf)

2019 Wild Crane Population Report
Did You Know?

Plants That Bite Back!

Carnivorous Plants - Sundews

Did you know that there are ten species of carnivorous plants that can be seen at the refuge?

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About the Complex

Gulf Coast Complex

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Gulf Coast Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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