Bald Eagles at Kirwin
Find out more about these majestic and fascinating birds of prey.
Spring and fall are the best times to visit Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge to view migrating waterfowl, shorebirds and song birds.
Kirwin NWR provides habitat for a variety of native grassland birds.
Hunting at Kirwin
Many opportunities are available for the hunting enthusiast.Hunting
Fishing at Kirwin
Under high water conditions, the Refuge offers outstanding fishing opportunities for crappie, walleye and catfish.Fishing
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.
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Items of Interest at Kirwin NWR
- April 15, 2016
Open boat ramps at Kirwin NWR Reservoir include: South Shore Boat Ramp (North Ramp only), Scout Cove Boat Ramp. Rock barriers have been moved in the Northeast corner of the Dam Parking Lot in preparation of the Low Water Boat Ramp (Not accessible at this time however). The public may access the new area within the barriers for parking and gaining closer access to the lake. You may not drive on the face of the dam.Current
Fishing Report - Provided by KDWPT
The Visitor Center at Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for Federal Holidays. The refuge is open to the public at all times.
US Fish and Wildlife Service's Private Lands Program can provide a common sense approach to habitat management, provide support for wildlife, agriculture and rural lifestyles through financial and technical assistance.
This majestic bird of prey can be observed all year at Kirwin. A nesting pair of bald eagles has resided at the Kiln for the past 3 years.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2016