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    Tours of the Refuge

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    Meandering Through Refuge History!

    The refuge was established in 1924 prior to construction of any locks and dams.

    History of the Refuge

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    Applications must be received by 4:00 pm April 10, 2015.


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Seeking Out Adventure

Seeking adventure

As migrating species move north, plenty of photography opportunities will come into view.

Visitor Activities

How to speak River Language

Learning River Language

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Pools, navigation channel, backwaters, side channels, sloughs, and fish the wingdams are words and phrases used to describe places on the river refuge.

Learning River Language

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.

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About the Refuge

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2015
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