Visitors are encouraged to stop by the visitor center as the first point of contact when visiting the refuge. The contact station hours are Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:30am to 3:30pm, with the exception of Federal holidays. During normal business hours, exhibits will introduce visitors to wildlife and fish they might spot on the refuge, recreational opportunities, and resource management information. There is also a touch-and-feel exhibit to engage children as they learn about our wildlife.
Location and Contact Information
St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1990. Management of the refuge aims to conserve the integrity of a dynamic bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. The Refuge is located in southwest Mississippi which hosts a diverse array of habitat types consisting of bottomland hardwoods, cypress swamps, upland hardwoods on the loess bluffs, small cliffs made from a specific type of wind-blown sediment. The Refuge also has moist soil impoundments, reforested areas, fallow fields and accreted land. Flooding from the Mississippi River occurs from winter through early summer preserving a naturally functioning bottomland hardwood system and a bountiful diversity of fish, wildlife and plant species.
What We Do
Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It drives everything on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands and waters managed within the Refuge System. The management objective on St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge is to conserve the integrity of a dynamic bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem in the Lower Mississippi River Valley.
St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge was established to preserve bottomland hardwood forest ecosystems associated with the Mississippi River. This ecosystem and the variety of other habitats found on the refuge provide important resources to migratory birds and many other other wildlife species.
Visit our digital library to find brochures, refuge planning documents, and coloring books.