Facility Activities

A variety of wetland and flooded timber habitats makes Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge a haven for waterfowl. About 200 broods of wood ducks are born in nest boxes each spring, and as many as 10,000 ducks land here during the fall migration. All hunting is conducted so as to minimize...

Refuge waters include Duck Lake (20 acres). Fishing is allowed all year except for 1,500 acres closed as waterfowl sanctuary, December 1-March 1. Available species include largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish and catfish.

One of the biggest reasons to visit a refuge is the chance to see wildlife — birds, alligators, deer, you name it. Choctaw National wildlife refuge is home to hundreds of species that you can view and enjoy. 

Perhaps the fastest growing activity on national wildlife refuges in the past ten years has been wildlife photography. At Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge photographic opportunities are abundant throughout the year.

At Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge you can enjoy a peaceful paddle in your canoe or kayak at the 20-acre Duck Lake.