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Seasonal Road Closure During Fall and Spring Migration

DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge will temporarily close a portion of the refuge roads to public use during the fall and spring waterfowl migration season.  This includes the south entrance gate, as well as the south and east side of the loop road.  The road closure is in effect each year from October 15-April 14.

The purpose of the road closure is to reduce potential disturbance to waterfowl that use DeSoto Lake and refuge wetlands as a stopover area during the fall and spring migrations.  If ice conditions permit, DeSoto Lake will be open to ice fishing on January 2 through the end of February and all public use roads will be reopened.  If you have questions, please call the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge at (712) 388-4800



Last Updated: Oct 22, 2013
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