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Satellite Refuges

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The staff at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge also manage two other satellite refuges in Missouri: Pilot Knob National Wildlife Refuge and Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Pilot Knob National Wildlife Refuge

    Pilot Knob National Wildlife Refuge

    Pilot Knob National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1987. The 90-acre refuge, a donation from the Pilot Knob Ore Company, is located on top of Pilot Knob Mountain in Iron County, Missouri. The refuge contains abandoned iron mine shafts excavated in the mid-1800s that have since become critical habitat for the federally-endangered Indiana bat. To avoid disturbance to the bats and for public safety, the refuge is closed to all entry. Contact Mingo National Wildlife Refuge at 573-222-3589 for more information or follow the link below to Pilot Knob Refuge's website.

    Pilot Knob National Wildlife Refuge  

  • Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge

    Ozark Cavefish

    Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1991. The 40-acre refuge was acquired to protect a federally-threatened species, the Ozark cavefish. Turnback Creek Cave Spring is located on this property and is the outlet of an underground stream known to contain a population of the threatened Ozark cavefish. The Missouri Department of Conservation manages the 208-acre Paris Springs Access, which is adjacent to Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge. Another 1.3 acre parcel of the refuge is located along the Hearrell Spring in Neosho, Missouri. This parcel also contains a population of the federally-threatened Ozark cavefish. It is adjacent to the Service’s Neosho National Fish Hatchery. Both areas are closed to public access. Contact Mingo National Wildlife Refuge at 573-222-3589 for more information or follow the link below to Ozark Cavefish Refuge's website.

    Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge

Last Updated: Aug 07, 2012
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