MDWFP’s response to COVID-19

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be making the following temporary changes to its business operations. The changes will go in effect at 8 a.m. on March 17, 2020, for the safety of our employees and the general public. Changes will remain in effect until March 31, 2020.

  • State and Regional Offices will be closed to the public.
  • State Lakes will remain open for those that wish to go fishing; however, State Fishing Lake offices and bathhouses will be closed.
  • State Parks’ bathhouses and primitive camping areas will be closed; however, RV camping will remain open.
  • The Museum of Natural Science and the North Mississippi Visitor Education Center will be closed to the public.
  • MDWFP Shooting Facilities, Turcotte, McHenry, and McIvor will remain open; however, tournaments and events are canceled.
  • MDWFP Wildlife Management Areas will remain open.

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

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