St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Fish and Wildlife Service, Mississippi.

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1990.  Management of the refuge aims to conserve the integrity of a dynamic bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. The Refuge is located in southwest Mississippi which hosts a diverse array of habitat types consisting of bottomland hardwoods, cypress swamps, upland hardwoods on the loess bluffs, small cliffs made from a specific type of wind-blown sediment. The Refuge also has moist soil impoundments, reforested areas, fallow fields and accreted land. Flooding from the Mississippi River occurs from winter through early summer preserving a naturally functioning bottomland hardwood system and a bountiful diversity of fish, wildlife and plant species.

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St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge headquarters is located 13 miles south of Natchez, Mississippi. From Natchez, follow U.S. Highway 61 South approximately 10 miles to Sibley. Turn right and follow York Road 2 miles to the refuge entrance. Turn left on Pintail Lane. The headquarters is located approximately 0.7 miles down Pintail Lane on the right. Refuge directional signs are located at each turn.

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