While visiting the refuge we recommend stopping by the Visitor Center to tour the interactive exhibits, view the twelve minute film and chat with our refuge staff and volunteers who can provide helpful information, maps, brochures and checklists. Visitors can also view the thriving wet pine savanna habitat from our center’s observation deck and pick up a trail guide for the ¾ mile C.L. Dees Trail or the 1 mile Fontainebleau Trail.
The Administrative Office and Visitor Center is located one half mile north of Interstate 10, at Exit 61, off of Gautier-Vancleave Road. The refuge is open to visitors during daylight hours only. As a public health precaution, the visitor center at Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge is temporarily closed for the safety of staff and visitors. The Visitor Center is closed on federal holidays and Christmas Eve.