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  • Management of Wetlands

    Comprehensive Conservation Plan

    The core document that describes Red Rock Lakes NWR, its mission, goals and methods.

    Comprehensive Conservation Plan

  • Arctic Grayling Recovery

    Arctic Grayling

    The population of endangered grayling at Red Rock Lakes--the only place outside of Alaska where this fish can be found--has been growing.

    Arctic Grayling

  • Virtual Tour

    Refuge Virtual Tour

    Take an interactive tour with 360 degree panoramas to view the splendor of the Refuge and Centennial Valley.

    Red Rock Lakes Virtual Tour

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    Refuge Photo Gallery

    View images displaying the refuge's beauty and its diversity of life and geology.

    Refuge Gallery

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    Geology of the Refuge

    Learn about the geology that made this fascinating place! Geologically speaking it is quite young.

    Geology of the Centennial Valley

Refuge Driving Tours

Refuge Drives

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Plan your own driving tour through the beautiful refuge.

Click here for tour information.

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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  

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Refuge Animals

  • Mammals

    Antelope and Baby

    The refuge is home to a variety of mammals, large and small, including pronghorn, fox, moose, elk, deer, bear, badgers, beavers, river otters and more. They find the sheltered environment of forest, willows, and wetlands inviting for raising their young.

    Click here to learn about the refuge mammals.
  • Birds

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    The refuge is an ideal habitat for birds with the vast amount of wetlands. Swans, cranes, many ducks, eagles, hawks, owls, and many beautiful song birds make the refuge home at least part of the year.

    Click here to learn about the refuge birds.
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2014
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