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Mingo Wilderness

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General Trip Planning Information

Visitors should contact the Refuge Visitor Center for the latest information on seasonal regulations, fees, etc. Camping is not permitted. Peak visitation to the wilderness occurs in the spring and fall.

Recreational Opportunities

The Mingo Basin is a canoeist paradise. Fishing, flat-water kayaking, wildlife observation, and photography are common visitor activities on the wilderness area.

Portions of the Mingo Wilderness Area are also open to hunting for species such as deer, turkey, and squirrels. Each year the refuge hosts a Muzzle-loader Deer Hunt that primarily takes place in the 7,730-acre Wilderness Area. Contact the Refuge Visitor Center for more information on recreational activities within the Mingo Wilderness Area.

Climate and Special Equipment Needs

When exploring the Mingo Wilderness remember to dress for the weather and always bring a compass or hand-held GPS to help navigate through the bottomland hardwood forest habitat.

Safety and Current Conditions

Contact the Refuge Visitor Center for current conditions or visit the refuge website located at

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