Starting October 1 and going through end of February the following refuge waters are closed: Monopoly Marsh, Rockhouse Marsh, moist soil units, and waterways located between Ditch 2 and 6. All other waters are open. This partial refuge waters closure is to minimize disturbance to migrating and wintering waterfowl.
On Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mingo National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting an Open House in the Mingo Visitor Center. The open house will be celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
As part of National Wildlife Refuge Week, enjoy a guided paddle ride down the Mingo River. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center located just off Hwy 51 about one mile north of Puxico. Participants will canoe the Mingo River from 8:30 a.m. to noon. A limited number of canoes and kayaks will be available for use for the paddle ride. Participants are welcome to bring their own canoe, kayak, paddles and life jacket if they desire to open room up for more participants. Pre-registration is required by calling 573-222-3589.
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