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Wildlife management areas, state parks temporarily closed

Heavy rainfall and rising river levels have caused extensive flooding in some areas of the state. As a result, all access to the below areas will close.

Effective immediately, the following Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are closed to all access.

  • Mahannah
  • Twin Oaks
  • Shipland
  • Canal Section
  • Lake George
  • Sunflower

Check WMA Regulations for closures that may occur in the next 24-48 hours for the WMAs listed below:

  • Old River
  • Pascagoula River
  • Ward Bayou

Effective immediately, the campground at Hugh White State Park and all public access to Leroy Percy State Park are closed.

MDWFP will has an increased law enforcement presence in the affected areas to patrol the levees, promote public safety for residents affected by the rising waters, and enforce the wildlife laws that protect animals affected by flooding. MDWFP reminds hunters that high water has also affected areas along the Pascagoula and Pearl rivers and it is unlawful to hunt, trap, take, frighten, or kill game or fur-bearing animals forced out of their natural habitat by high water.

For more information regarding these closures and other WMAs in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com or call (601) 432-2199.

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