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National Wildlife Refuge

728 Yazoo Refuge Road
Hollandale, MS   38748
E-mail: yazoo@fws.gov
Phone Number: 662-839-2638
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Yazoo NWR - Cypress Stand
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  Wildlife Observation and Photography
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Visitors are encouraged to GO WILD and check out the two new wildlife observation areas on the refuge. The Holt Collier Boardwalk and Observation Tower is a 0.25 mile boardwalk trail leading to an observation platform on Lizard Lake. You can stroll across the slough on the boardwalk and possibly view pied-billed grebes, moorhens, wading birds, wood ducks, and American alligators from the safety and comfort of the observation platform. At Alligator Pond, an open-sided observation tower provides excellent views of alligators, purple gallinules, moorhens, green herons and other wildlife.

The all-time-favorite for many visitors is the American alligator. A common resident of the refuge's many sloughs, streams, lakes, and shallow ponds, alligators can often be seen on warm spring days basking on logs or banks, or floating motionless. Check out Holt Collier Horseshoe Pond, Alligator Pond, Lizard Lake, Deer Lake, and Alligator Alley for alligators.

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