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    Bald Eagles at Kirwin

    Find out more about these majestic and fascinating birds of prey.

    Bald Eagle

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    Migratory Waterfowl

    Spring and fall are the best times to visit Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge to view migrating waterfowl, shorebirds and song birds.

    Migratory Waterfowl

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    Grassland Birds

    Kirwin NWR provides habitat for a variety of native grassland birds.

    Grassland Birds

Hunting at Kirwin

Hunting at Kirwin

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Many opportunities are available for the hunting enthusiast.

Hunting

Fishing at Kirwin

Fishing

Ice Fisherman

Under high water conditions, the Refuge offers outstanding fishing opportunities for crappie, walleye and catfish.

Fishing

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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

  • Current Conditions

    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
  • Hours of Operation

    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.

  • Partners for Fish and Wildlife

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    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.

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2016
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