Bluff Lake Boardwalk Hiking Trail

This trail is located at the north end of the Bluff Lake levee, near the intersection of Bluff Lake Road and River Road. This beautiful boardwalk offers visitors another opportunity to view wildlife in a very different habitat. The boardwalk winds through a cypress island at the edge of Bluff Lake. Just under 1,000 feet long, it wends its way to a roofed overlook on Bluff Lake. The overlook has a binocular telescope for viewing wildlife. This site is known as an excellent place to view birds year-round. During the summer the overlook offers the best view of an extensive cattle egret rookery. Spring and fallbring migrating songbirds to the edge of Bluff Lake, and the boardwalk offers the best access to these elusive birds. Prothonotary warbler nest boxes also can be seen along the boardwalk. There are benches along the way to rest and enjoy the sounds of the area or just to stop and watch the birds.


From Hwy 25: Turn east off Highway 25 onto Loakfoma Road (coming from the north turn left at the first road after entering Winston County). At the end of Loakfoma Road turn left and the Office/Visitor Center will be 6.7 miles on the left. 

From Hwy 45: Turn west off Highway 45 to Brooksville. Go through Brooksville on Lynn Creek Road and continue approximately 11 miles. The road turns right and at a four-way intersection there will be a sign for the refuge, turn right. Continue approximately three miles and turn left at paved intersection. Office/Visitor Center will be on the right .2 miles. 

From Hwy 12: Look for a sign at the corner with the Hampton Inn and turn south onto Blackjack Road. Continue to the “round-a-bout” and exit to the right of the Shell Station. Continue south on Oktoc Road to the Refuge about 14 miles. Cross the Bluff Lake Levee and turn right. The Office/Visitor Center will be on your right.

  • Trailhead GPS Coordinates: N 33° 16.267’ / W 88° 47.017’ (Headquarters Building)

Contact Bluff Lake Boardwalk Hiking Trail

Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
13723 Bluff Lake Road
Brooksville, Mississippi  39739
Phone: 662.323.5548


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