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.


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    Plan Your Visit

    Check out this page to find out more information on visiting Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

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    Take a hike!

    Explore Noxubee's hiking trails and boardwalks and keep an eye out for wildlife!

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Refuge News

Recreational Fee Program - Ending in October

HF Permit required

As of October 1, 2021, Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge will no longer require an entrance fee.

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Pokemon Go!

Pokemon Go!

Attention Visitors: Pokemon captured on Noxubee NWR do not require a possession tag. However Noxubee Entrance Passes are still required and all other refuge regulations to include closed times and closed areas must be followed. Refuge regulations can be obtained online, at refuge kiosks or at the visitors center. Please be aware of where/what you are walking into. Please share this with your friends. Happy hunting.

Pokemon Go!

Final Hunting Package

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a final hunting package for the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee NWR in Mississippi.

View the detailed information here . . .
Natural Inspiration

Let nature be your muse

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Do you get inspired by the wonders of nature? Are you an artist, writer, composer, or performing artist who is interested in conservation? Learn about our Artist-in-Residence program and find out how to apply today!

Click here for more info!

Friends of Noxubee Refuge

Meet our friends!

The Friends of Noxubee have been helping with our refuge since 2003. They are dedicated to conserving our natural resources through volunteer work and fund raising.

How to get involved!

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.

Learn more about the NWRS