Plan Your Visit


Welcome to Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge!

Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center
The headquarters/visitor center is currently located in a temporary office (modular trailer) on Refuge Road as we await construction of new facilities due to the historic floods in 2015.  The headquarters is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 4pm. Here, refuge staff and volunteers are available to provide you with maps, brochures and checklists and let you know what is happening on the refuge. This is also where the business of the refuge is conducted.

After hours, maps and information can be found at kiosks located near the headquarters and at the pavilion on the main entrance road. The headquarters/visitor center is closed on federal holidays.

Restroom facilities are available at the refuge headquarters and at the pavilion on the main entrance road.

Enjoying the Refuge
The refuge is open all year during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset). No entrance fee is required. Enjoy wildlife-related activities, including wildlife watching and photography, as well as hunting, fishing, environmental education and interpretation programs. The refuge is closed during special controlled hunts.

From downtown Tishomingo: Follow Highway 78 to the eastern edge of town. Turn south on Refuge Road, at the high school (watch for sign). Follow Refuge Road 3 miles to the refuge headquarters.

From downtown Durant: On US Highway 75/69 North, exit on Highway 78/48 (left). Continue on Hwy. 78/48 towards Kenefic, turn left on Highway 22 and at the Nida intersection turn slightly right towards Milburn, Hwy 78. Upon entering Tishomingo (watch for sign), turn left on Refuge Road till it dead ends at refuge headquarters (Refuge Road runs in front of Tishomingo High School).

The lat/long coordinates for the headquarters are 34.192813, -96.643946

For information on nearby lodging and businesses visit the Johnston County Chamber of Commerce.