The Refuge offers so many opportunities to get out and and enjoy some fresh air. Some of these activities include hiking, canoeing, fishing, hunting, observing wildlife and photography. Stop by the visitors center at Refuge Headquarters if you are interested in checking out a backpack to explore. We have some "Connecting People with Nature - Let's Go Outside" backpacks that will assist little explorers in their adventures. Each backpack includes a pair of binoculars, a bug jar, petri deshes, dip net, magnifying glass, thermometer/compass, weather window, butterfly net, fly eye kaleidoscope, forceps, field guides, writing tools and an activity journal. The backpacks can be checked out by groups or individuals, but must be returned to the Refuge office.
We also have a small assortment of free coloring and activity books at the visitor center for kids.
To learn more about outdoor activities, please visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Let's Go Outside kids page.
For more kid friendly activities, check out the National Wildlife Refuge System kids page.
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While Lake Darling was originally intended as a water supply reservoir for downstream refuges, it has become a productive fishery and important fall staging areas for snow geese.