Visit Us

There are several ways to enjoy the refuge. You can explore displays at the visitor center, where staff will answer questions. You can drive the refuge roads for the scenery. You can walk on the foot trails, enjoy the boardwalks or view scenery from the overlooks. Hunting is allowed in designated areas during set seasons and fishing is allowed from March 1st through October in the lakes. Bank fishing is allowed year-round in designated areas. 

Directions to visitor center:

From Hwy 25: Turn east off Highway 25 onto Loakfoma Road (coming from the north turn left at the first road after entering Winston County). At the end of Loakfoma Road turn left and the Office/Visitor Center will be 6.7 miles on the left.  

From Hwy 45: Turn west off Highway 45 to Brooksville. Go through Brooksville on Lynn Creek Road and continue approximately 11 miles. The paved road turns right and at a four-way intersection there will be a sign for the refuge, turn right. Continue on paved road approximately three miles and turn left at intersection. Office/Visitor Center will be on the right .2 miles. 

From Hwy 12 in Starkville: Look for a sign at the corner with the Hampton Inn and turn south onto Blackjack Road. Continue to the “round-a-bout” and exit to the right of the Shell Station. Continue south on Oktoc Road to the Refuge about 12 miles. Cross the Bluff Lake Levee and turn right. The Office/Visitor Center will be on your right. 

Visitor Center Hours:

 Monday          7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday         7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday    7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Thursday        7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday             7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Saturday         CLOSED

Sunday           CLOSED

Trails

General Trail Regulations

Refuge trails are open during daylight hours.  The refuge is closed after dark.   During winter and spring some trails may be under water during flood events.

Trails are not wheelchair accessible unless otherwise stated.

Pets are allowed on trails as long as they are on a leash.  This regulation is for the safety of your pet as well as the wildlife.  Alligators are present in refuge waters.

Bicycles are allowed on refuge roads in open areas.  Bicycles are prohibited on earthen foot-trails and boardwalks.

Horses and ATVs are not allowed anywhere on refuge controlled lands or roads. 

Some trails are within the hunting areas of the Refuge, so wearing hunter orange is recommended during gun seasons.  See refuge regulation brochure for map and seasons. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Documents

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Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge is located in three counties (Noxubee, Oktibbeha, and Winston) and was created from lands obtained through the 1930’s Resettlement Administration.

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Public Use Regulations brochure

Locations

Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
13723 Bluff Lake Road Brooksville, MS 39739-9328
Driving Directions

From Hwy 25: Turn east off Highway 25 onto Loakfoma Road (coming from the north turn left at the first road after entering Winston County). At the end of Loakfoma Road turn left and the Office/Visitor Center will be 6.7 miles on the left. 

From Hwy 45: Turn west off Highway 45 to Brooksville. Go through Brooksville on Lynn Creek Road and continue approximately 11 miles. The road turns right and at a four-way intersection there will be a sign for the refuge, turn right. Continue approximately three miles and turn left at paved intersection. Office/Visitor Center will be on the right .2 miles.

From Hwy 12: Look for a sign at the corner with the Hampton Inn and turn south onto Blackjack Road. Continue to the “round-a-bout” and exit to the right of the Shell Station. Continue south on Oktoc Road to the Refuge about 14 miles. Cross the Bluff Lake Levee and turn right. The Office/Visitor Center will be on your right.

 

Hours
Visitor Center
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4 pm