An 11-mile self-guided Auto Tour Route at Fish
Springs NWR provides year round access to popular public use activities, such
as wildlife observation and photography.
Also provided on the Auto Tour Route are a number of viewing panels providing
interpretation for the visitor on the common types of wildlife, their habitats,
and Refuge management activities that support them. Waterfowl hunting, another
popular public activity, is allowed within designated areas of the Refuge
during the state-regulated waterfowl hunting season. Guided tours providing interpretation or environmental
education can usually be arranged for organized groups if Refuge staff are
contacted well in advance.
Public access and the Auto Tour Route are open
year round from daylight to dark. The Refuge office is open 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday to Friday, and is closed on Federal holidays.
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Frequently observed along roadsides at Fish Springs NWR, the horned lark winters in abundant numbers in the surrounding area.