Visitor Center Closed Daily at 12
Beginning July 21, the Visitor Center exhibits will close daily at noon. Restrooms, water and information are still available.
What's Blooming in July?
In July, see pale purple coneflower, oxeye and leadplant on the prairie.
Seasons of the Refuge
Fall Visitor Services Internship Open!
We are currently recruiting for a fall Visitor Services/Environmental Education Intern.
Prairie Learning and Visitor Center
Learn all about Neal Smith NWR and shop in the bookstore! Open Monday-Sataturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 12-5pm.
Federal Recreation Passes Sold Here!
We sell passes for other Federal recreation lands here. They are ONLY available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, excluding holidays.
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
A grassland specialist, this medium-sized owl can often be seen in winter and is easily identified by its characteristic floppy flight. Photo by Jason Murphy.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2014