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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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    The Last River Rat

    Saturday, February 28th, 10:45 a.m. we will show the production "Natural World- Mississippi, Tales of the Last River Rat."

Let's Go Outside

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Lets Go Outside Winter

Choose your adventure, safely seek out ice fishing trips and bald eagle watching.

Visitor Activities

How to speak River Language

Learning River Language

Eagles on ice

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: Feb 25, 2015
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