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Mississippi
Central Region
Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge
YAZOO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
YAZOO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
728 Yazoo Refuge Road
Hollandale, Mississippi   38748

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Yazoo NWR, established in 1936, encompasses almost 13,000 acres and consists of diverse habitat managed for migratory birds and endangered species. Habitats vary from bottomland hardwoods to cypress swamps and agricultural fields.

Emphasis is placed on providing food for wintering waterfowl, which utilize the refuge in large numbers, at times exceeding 250,000 birds. These foods consist of corn, milo, rice, wheat, etc. and moist-soil plants. The refuge has over 70 water management units and has restored over 2,000 acres of marginal agricultural land to bottomland hardwoods.

The refuge is the site of a major Corps of Engineers project which allows the refuge to manage water on 4,000 acres of Swan Lake. Shorebird management is a new objective and is incorporated in the management of 240 acres of abandoned fish ponds. In addition to waterfowl, the white-tail deer is abundant and provides visitors many hours of recreation. Hunting is allowed for most native game species except waterfowl. A well-established wood duck next box program produces 2000 hatchlings a year.

Opportunities for wildlife observation are excellent with good access to a diversity of habitats. The American alligator is a common site in refuge lakes and swamps. The endangered Louisiana Black Bear are occasionally observed. During fall, winter and spring, numerous visitors travel refuge roads to observe the diverse wildlife which includes white-tailed deer, turkey, waterfowl, bobcat, otter, and etc

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The refuge lies approximately 25 miles south of Greenville, MS between Highways 1 and 61. Access from Highway 1 is on Yazoo Refuge Road. To access from Highway 61, turn west onto Highway 436 approximately 6 miles south of Hollandale, MS and proceed approximately 5.5 miles to the refuge entrance sign. <P>

USA Parks
Mississippi
Central Region
Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge
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