St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1990, provides an important wintering habitat for migratory waterfowl and seasonal habitat for other migratory birds

Visit Us

Visitors are encouraged to stop by the visitor center as the first point of contact when visiting the refuge. During normal business hours, interactive exhibits will introduce visitors to the refuge. Inside the exhibits, a touch-screen display offers an in-depth look at the wildlife found on the refuge, recreational opportunities, and resource management information. There is also a touch-and-feel exhibit and an animal track display to engage children as they learn about our wildlife.  

Location and Contact Information

      About Us

      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. 

      Our Organization

      The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With more than 560 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.

      Our Species

      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.  

      Our Library

      Visit our digital library to find brochures, refuge planning documents, and coloring books.

      TheodoreRoosevelt508Birds2020

      A comprehensive checklist of birds one could find while visiting any Refuge within the Complex.