If you enjoy getting outdoors and looking for wildlife, consider visiting refuge lands! From birding to whale watching, from viewing speedy pronghorn antelope or slow-moving box turtles, wildlife observation is the most popular activity for refuge lands visitors.
From every state and all parts of the globe, about 40 million people visit each year, especially for the chance to see concentrations of wildlife and birds. The National Wildlife Refuge System’s extensive trail system, boardwalks, observation decks, hunting and photography blinds, fishing piers and boat launches encourage visitors to discover America’s best wildlife spectacles.
At Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge, you can view a vast array of wildlife by traveling the 7-mile self-guided auto tour route through the center of the Refuge, open from May through September. Early morning and late afternoon are the best times for viewing wildlife, and built in turn-off points at each informative stop gives visitors great photo opportunities.
Want to take a stroll through native prairie and experience wildlife in their own habitat? Hike through the 7-mile nature trail, open from May through September. Enjoy the scenery while getting closer to plants and animals of the prairie.
For more information and brochures, visit the kiosk at the Refuge headquarters or contact the Refuge Manager.
Check out our Lostwood NWR Birding Guide for more information on great birding locations in the area.