Located only four miles west of the Mississippi River and 15 miles northwest of Memphis, Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is an important stopover for waterfowl traveling through the Mississippi Flyway and for neotropical songbirds as they migrate to and from Central and South America.
Wapanocca Boat Ramp and Parking Lot Closed starting December. 1, 2022 through February. 28, 2023


The Wapanocca boat ramp and parking lot will be closed for repairs to the boat dock at the boat ramp starting December 1, 2022 and plans to reopen by March 1, 2023 as long as construction is complete by that time.

There will be heavy equipment and other construction activities occurring in that area so the refuge is closing the parking lot and boat ramp area for public and worker safety.

Any questions can be addressed to the Refuge Manager Steven Rimer at 870-343-2595.

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      Wapanocca NWR was established in January of 1961 as a sanctuary for migratory waterfowl. The refuge is literally an island of forests in a sea of agriculture.

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