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General Information

Description - This refuge supports numerous species of resident wildlife, neotropical migrants, wading birds and waterfowl. A .6 mile disabled-accessible nature trail winds through bottomland hardwoods and crosses a cypress/tupelo slough.

Attractions - Hillsdale National Wildlife Refuge covers over 15,000 acres. The northern part of the refuge is a monoculture of willow and cottonwoods. The southern portion of the refuge consists of bottomland hardwoods interspersed with sloughs, swamps and agricultural fields.

The refuge supports numerous species of resident wildlife, neotropical migrants, wading birds and waterfowl. Hunting seasons are established for most game species. A .6 mile disabled-accessible nature trail winds through bottomland hardwoods and crosses a cypress/tupelo slough.

Recreation - Activities available to the public include hunting; fishing, hiking the Alligator Slough Nature Trail, wildlife observation, and photography.

Climate - Mississippi lies mainly in the subtropics. The climate is mild with the coldest months experiencing low temperatures near 40 degrees F. Summer temperatures frequently reach 100 degrees F, with coastal breezes providing cooling relief. Humidity is highest in August and September reaching an average close to 90%. The highest rainfall comes during the spring months, but December and January are wet, too. Expect temperatures in the northeastern region to be somewhat cooler than the rest of the state.

Location - Hillsdale is located thirteen miles North of Yazoo City, MS on US Hwy. 49 E.


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Contact Information:
Hillside NWR, 4349 Christmas Place , Lexington, MS, 39095, Phone: 601-235-4989
, r4rw_ms.yzo@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Capital/River Region - The Capital/River Region encompasses the southwest corner of Mississippi. It stretches from Jackson, Mississippi's capital city and geographic center, to the historic towns that line the bluffs of the Mississippi River.
Delta Region - The Delta Region covers the northwest and west-central portions of Mississippi, bordering the Mississippi River on its western edge. It includes cities such as Greenville, Tunica and Clarksdale.
Mississippi National Wildlife Refuges - Twelve National Wildlife Refuges are scattered throughout Mississippi. The refuges normally offer few developed recreation facilities but often offer excellent opportunities for observing wildlife and enjoying nature.

Links:
Hillside NWR - Official agency website

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