Law Enforcement

Help us to protect wildlife and your public lands by reporting wildlife crimes and violations. You may report violations to our Federal Wildlife Officer by calling 662-226-8286, or you may report violations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via our tip line. You can email or call 1-844-397-8477 and leave a message. Make sure to include the name of the refuge where the violation occurred and your contact information. Tips may be reported anonymously.

Coldwater River National Wildlife Refuge is closed to public entry.  Visitors may use the observation tower at the north end of the refuge.  Please be aware that the following regulations apply:

  • The refuge tower is open during daylight hours only
  • No pets allowed
  • No fires, camping, or littering
  • No use or possession of alcoholic beverages