Stop and Smell the Flowers
Adult monarch butterflies drink nectar from many kinds of flowers. Caterpillars only eat milkweed.
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Explore the Refuge
The Refuge contains 12 units. Click on visit above then plan your visit on the drop down to explore each unit.
Comprehensive Conservation Plan
The Refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) is complete. Click on link below to review.
Big Muddy CCP
Closed Units of the Refuge
Cranberry Bend Unit eastern parcel and Cora Island Unit closed to all public access.
Google Map Cora Island Unit
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
Habitats along the Missouri River are in constant fluctuation as seasonal floods and droughts bring about drastic changes.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2015