What to know
Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge centers on the 600-acre Wapanocca Lake, a former bend in the Mississippi River. The refuge contains extensive virgin cypress swamp, mature bottomland hardwood forest, reforested uplands, and grasslands. Wapanocca NWR hosts wintering waterfowl, serves as a migratory stopover point for neotropical birds, and provides breeding habitat for forest songbirds. Recreational opportunities include wildlife observation, fishing, hunting, canoeing, photography and environmental education. The refuge visitor center is located at 178 Hammond Avenue in Turrell.