Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

 “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” — John Muir

Visitor Center:

Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
13723 Bluff Lake Road
Brooksville, Mississippi 39739
Tele: (662) 323-5548
Fax: (662) 323-6390

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Visitor Center Hours 
Monday        7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday7:00 AM - 3:00 PM


From Hwy 25: Turn east off Highway 25 onto Loakfoma Road (coming from the north turn left at the first road after entering Winston County). At the end of Loakfoma Road turn left and the Office/Visitor Center will be 6.7 miles on the left. 

From Hwy 45: Turn west off Highway 45 to Brooksville. Go through Brooksville on Lynn Creek Road and continue approximately 11 miles. The road turns right and at a four-way intersection there will be a sign for the refuge, turn right. Continue approximately three miles and turn left at paved intersection. Office/Visitor Center will be on the right .2 miles.

From Hwy 12: Look for a sign at the corner with the Hampton Inn and turn south onto Blackjack Road. Continue to the “round-a-bout” and exit to the right of the Shell Station. Continue south on Oktoc Road to the Refuge about 14 miles. Cross the Bluff Lake Levee and turn right. The Office/Visitor Center will be on your right.



Points of Interest:

Refuge Visitor Center: Meet our refuge staff and volunteers who can provide you with maps, information, and directions. This is also where the business of the refuge is conducted. Make sure to watch the refuge video and walk through the exhibit hall for a great learning experience.

Refuge Hiking Trails and Boardwalks: Available seven days a week from sunrise to sunset, you can enjoy several hiking trails. Don't forget to keep your eyes open for wildlife viewing and take a camera with you!

Special Events and Activities: The refuge and Friends of Noxubee Refuge offer many special events and activities, including the annual youth fishing derby, canoe days, and the National Wildlife Refuge Week Event. Make sure to keep checking our Events Calendar for upcoming activities!

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Know Before You Go:

The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset. Night use is not allowed without a special use permit. The spring and summer can be extremely hot and buggy, make sure you bring water, insect repellent, and sunscreen if you plan to visit during the hot season. Fall and winter are the best months for viewing wildlife, especially the migrating birds. May is the best season to see the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.