Hillside National Wildlife Refuge

Fish and Wildlife Service, Mississippi.

Established in 1975, Hillside National Wildlife Refuge supports hundreds of wildlife species. Before what is now refuge land was transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, it was used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to capture sediment from the Yazoo Basin Headwater area. Today, the refuge includes hardwood forest bottomlands – with oaks and cottonwood trees in higher elevations and willow, bald cypress and tupelo sloughs (or brakes) in lower elevations.  

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Take Highway 49E approximately 16 miles north of Yazoo City to Thorton, MS. Turn right (east) on Thorton road and travel approximately 4 miles to the refuge. There is no staffed office on Hillside. For maps, please go to: http://hillside.fws.gov/directions.html

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