Refuge Hours: The Refuge is open from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Camping and overnight parking are not allowed. Wildlife viewing opportunities and refuge access are limited from November through February due to frozen ponds and cold, snowy weather.
Refuge Headquarters and Visitor Center: The Refuge Headquarters is located at the Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge in Walden, Colorado. There is no Visitor Center located at Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Directions to Hutton Lake NWR: From Laramie, take Wyoming Highway 230E for 12 miles (near mile marker 12). Turn left onto Brubaker Lane (Albany County 37), and continue for 6.7 miles. You will arrive at a T-intersection which is Sand Creek Road. Turn left onto Sand Creek Road and continue for 4.5 miles. Turn left onto Hutton Lakes Road and continue for .5 miles to the Refuge entrance sign.
For complete information about recreational opportunities at Hutton Lake NWR, please read the Refuge general brochure available at the Headquarters building and the Hutton Lake NWR entrance Parking Lot brochure box. If you have questions about recreation, please contact the Refuge Headquarters at 970-723-8202 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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White-tailed prairie dogs are a common sight at the Refuge. The so-called prairie dog was named for its barking call.