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  • Ring-necked pheasant in the prairie grass

    Fall Hunting Update

    Benton Lake will be open to hunting from Oct 1 to Nov 30; however, hunting units may change. Call for latest information.

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  • A colage of different pictures of plants and wildlife at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge

    Refuge Gallery

    You will not believe how much plant and animal diversity can be found at Benton Lake!

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  • Two waterfowl floating in the water.

    Birding Benton Lake

    Approximately 240 species of birds have been recorded on the refuge

    Birding Benton Lake

  • A group of children sitting on the grass being taught by a teacher

    Environmental Education

    Benton Lake NWR is a great place for kids to explore. Check out all the resources we have for kids!

    Just For Kids

Hunting At Benton Lake

Hunting at Benton Lake

A man and a child in a canoe in the marsh with hunting gear on.

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About the Complex

Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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Benton Lake is managed as part of the Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Benton Lake is managed as part of the Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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Last Updated: Mar 12, 2015
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