MDWFP’s response to COVID-19
4/3/2020 8:07:56 AM

**UPDATED May 6, 2020**

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) for the safety of our employees and the public and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has made the following temporary changes to its business operations. All changes will remain in effect until further notice. 

Closure Details

  • State and regional offices are currently closed to the public.
  • State Parks and State Lakes are open to self-contained RV camping and outdoor recreation activities including:
    • Day use areas
    • Group gatherings/activities (limited to a maximum of 20 participants outdoor)
    • Hiking and Bike Trails
    • Fishing Lake Piers (maintaining social distancing of a minimum of six feet separation between each individual)
  • Clark Creek Natural Area and Trace Lake remain closed to the public.
  • The Museum of Natural Science and the North Mississippi Visitor Education Center remain closed to the public.
  • MDWFP Shooting Facilities: Turcotte, McHenry, and McIvor remain closed to the public.
  • MDWFP Wildlife Management Areas are open.

During this time, all personnel not assigned to state and regional offices will continue to provide services statewide and remain fully operational.

MDWFP actions are pursuant to Governor Tate Reeves Executive Order #1466.

Reporting a Hunting Violation

If you have a hunting violation or an emergency that you need to report please call 1-800-BE-SMART.

We ask that you continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Mississippi Department of Health (MDH) regarding COVID-19. Information regarding COVID-19 can be found on the MDH website:,0,420.html

We apologize for any inconvenience during this time and we thank you for your cooperation.

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