Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit

Visitor Center:
21 Pintail Lane
Sibley, MS 39165

Mailing Address:
PO Box 217
Sibley MS 39165
Tele: (601) 442-6696
Fax: (601) 446-8990
Hours: Monday — Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed on Federal holidays


From Natchez, take US Highway 61 South for 10 miles, then turn right onto York Road in Sibley for 2 miles. Then turn left onto Pintail Lane. The headquarters office is the first building on your left.

We strongly recommend you do not rely on an electronic navigation device to find your way around the refuge. Inaccurate maps and limited reception can lead you astray. Visitor maps are available at each entrance of the refuge as well as the headquarters office. Click here to see the entrance location on Google Maps. 

Visit our Facebook page for more information on current events, road closures, etc. 

Points of Interest

Visitor Center: Visitors are encouraged to stop by the visitor center as the first point of contact when visiting the refuge. During normal business hours, interactive exhibits will orient them to the refuge and what it has to offer. Inside the exhibits, a touch-screen display can offer the viewer an in-depth look at wildlife found on our refuge, recreational opportunities, and resource management information. There is also a touch-and-feel exhibit and an animal track display to engage children as they learn about our wildlife. 

After normal business hours, visitors are encouraged to learn more about the refuge through the exhibits adjacent to the native butterfly and plant garden. Visitors are also encouraged to note any wildlife sightings on the dry-erase board.

Swamp Lake/Sibley Impoundments: Swamp Lake is a favorite area for bank fishing, bird watching, and taking great wildlife and habitat photos. It provides roosting habitat for long-legged waders and ducks. Bald eagles and alligators are common seasonal residents.

Adjacent to Swamp Lake are the Sibley Impoundments. These are shallow water impoundments covering 900 acres of intensively managed habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, and shorebirds. 

Know Before You Go

Roads are passible in a two-wheel drive vehicle, but some are in poor condition. Refuge access becomes restricted when the Mississippi River reaches 34 feet on the Natchez gauge. 

Visitors should also bring insect repellent, drinking water, and sunscreen when they visit.