Located in the heart of Mississippi’s Delta Region 25 miles south of Greenville, and five air miles east of the Mississippi River in Washington County, Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge is the oldest national wildlife refuge in the state of Mississippi.

Visit Us

Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge offers a wide variety of activities for visitors.  Thousands of people visit the refuge each year to take advantage of outdoor recreation opportunities such as hunting, wildlife photography and observation, and environmental education.  Please use the information below and throughout this website to plan your visit! 

Location and Contact Information

      About Us

      Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge is the oldest national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
      A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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      in the state of Mississippi, established as one of the links in a chain of refuges that provide for the wintering needs of ducks and geese in the Mississippi Flyway. The refuge is also home to American alligators, migratory waterfowl, wading birds, state record white-tailed deer, squirrel, rabbit and raccoon. 

      What We Do

      Habitat management programs are implemented to meet conservation objectives for migratory and resident wildlife, as well as native plant communities.

      Our Organization

      A bright blue sky obstructed by fluffy white clouds reflected off of a stream shot from inside a kayak
      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 570 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.

      Our Species

      The Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge was established to provide for migratory and resident wildlife, as well as native plant communities that utilize the Mississippi Delta.  

      Our Library

      Our digital library is where you can find refuge brochures, management documents, and coloring books.

      TR Complex Bird List

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