Let's Go Outside
Choose your adventure, safely seek out ice fishing trips and bald eagle watching.Visitor Activities
How to speak River Language
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
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
About the Refuge
The refuge is located along the Mississippi River in 4 states.
The vicinity map, helps you identify which specific map will help you locate facilities and access points.
Stay current with what's happening on the refuge.News Releases
The Savanna District has several webcams.Webcams
The river refuge is freezing. There are a few places with open water where waterfowl feed and rest. Winter has arrived.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015