[07/11/2018]Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge has been closed since 2016 due to road damages, and will remain closed until further notice.

Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge


Length: 0.75 mile loop | 2.5 mile out-and-back

Type: Primitive Trail | Packed Dirt

Difficulty: Easy

Usages: Walking

Location: 30.793274, -91.436723

Map: Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge Map


Agency: U. S Fish & Wildlife Service

Contact: website | 604-442-6696 |

Directions: From Natchez, MS: From U.S. Highway 61S, turn right onto Highway 66 and turn left (west toward Angola). Continue 1.5 miles, and then turn left on Solitude Road. Continue approximately 3.5 miles, and then turn right at the refuge sign. Continue another 1.5 miles to the refuge entrance.

From St. Francisville, LA: From Commerce St. take Ferdinand St. one mile and take a right on Mahoney Rd. Go three miles, cross the low-water crossing bridge and take a left on Creek Rd. Take a slight left to stay on Creek Rd. Creek Rd continues to the Cat Island NWR Entrance. Be aware that this route may not be accessible when river levels are high.


Animals: Must be on leash

Water: None

Bathroom: None

Entrance Fee: None

Camping: Prohibited, except during hunting season

Special Notes: Second hiking trail is marked as “National Champion Cypress Tree” on map.

All visitors must complete as Daily Visitor Use Reporting Card, located in the kiosk at each refuge entrance, for each day they visit the refuge.