Extreme Road Conditions

Slippery Roads

The gravel roads around the Refuge are in very poor driving condition. When it rains, they become very muddy and are hazardous for driving. Please use the Entry Road when coming to the Visitor Center. Use of gravel roads is at your own risk. Please also be aware that GPS directions often take travellers on the gravel roads. When you get to Prairie City, the Entry Road to the Refuge is just slightly south of the bridge that goes over Highway 163.  The Entry Road is paved. Please call 515-994-3400 if you are driving here and your GPS is directing you to a gravel road and we would be happy to help you get here!