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