VEC to Present Fossil Program

Jill Smith, Director of the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany, will present a program about fossils at the Visitor Education Center (VEC) on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m.  Smith will talk about finding and collecting fossils in Union County and the best ways to preserve collected specimens. Participants will have the opportunity […] Read more

Four State Fishing Lake Record Fish Caught In One Weekend

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced that four state fishing lake record fish were caught over the weekend.  Ray Newsome of Columbia caught a lake record bluegill (11 ounces) and redear sunfish (12 ounces) at Lake Columbia on April 15, 2017.  On the same day, Sue Thornton […] Read more

Update – Trace State Park Lake Closed for Dam Repairs

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP), by Commission Order on April 19, has closed Old Natchez Trace Lake at Trace State Park. MDWFP has completed the process of draining the lake in preparation for planned repairs to the dam. Other activities, including fishing in the smaller lake near the Park […] Read more

2017 Youth Art Contest Announced

Students across Mississippi are invited to get outdoors and participate in the 2017 North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Youth Art Contest. Each student must submit a portfolio including entry form and artwork to the Visitor Education Center (VEC) by May 10, 2017.  The contest is sponsored by the Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Foundation (MWFPF). Winners […] Read more