Keep an eye out for emerging milkweed. This is the only plant monarch caterpillars will eat, so consider this while planning your garden!
Milkweed Seed Finder
Mingo Visitor Center
The Mingo Visitor Center is a great place to start your visit. The building is LEED certified.
Enjoy monthly programs exploring Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.
Follow Mingo on Facebook
Follow Mingo National Wildlife Refuge on Facebook to keep up to date on all the latest news, events and wildlife sightings on the refuge.
Mingo NWR Facebook Page
Mingo Swamp Friends
Get involved with Mingo National Wildlife Refuge through the Mingo Swamp Friends.
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
In 1976, through the Wilderness Act of 1964, Congress designated 7,730 acres of swamp, riparian areas, and Ozark Plateau uplands as the Mingo Wilderness Area.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2015