Wildlife Viewing

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If you enjoy getting outdoors and looking for wildlife, consider a visit to your nearest national wildlife refuge!  From birding to whale watching, from viewing speedy pronghorn antelope or slow-moving box turtles, wildlife observation is the most popular activity for refuge visitors.

Arrowwood refuge has an auto-tour route, observation deck, sharp-tailed grouse blinds, and watchable wildlife areas and offers excellent bird watching opportunities.  A leaflet is available at the Refuge headquarters or in downloadable pdf that lists the 250+ birds found on the refuge. The Warbler Woodland Watchable Wildlife Area is a popular birding area. 


The sharp-tailed grouse viewing blinds are available by reservation during their annual spring breeding ritual. Blind locations may change due to the birds movement so our blinds are moveable. To reserve the grouse blind call the Refuge headquarters during normal business hours. 

Brochures are available describing the various recreational opportunities and includes a map and regulations. They are available at refuge Headquarters, informational kiosks and though downloadable pdf’s on the Maps page.