Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    Improving Wildlife Habitats

    Restoring historic flood patterns and improving wildlife habitats at Clarence Cannon.

    Read the full story by St. Louis Public Radio!

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    Mobility and Visually Impaired Hunt

    Applications for the October 2021 MVI deer hunt are now being accepted.

What's Going on at the Refuge

Mobility and Visually Impaired Managed Deer Hunt

Applications for the Mobility and Visually Impaired Managed Deer Hunt are available online. You may also call the office at 573-847-2333 or email for more information.

Information regarding eligibility and the hunt application are found here

Waterfowl Survey Results

Waterfowl Surveys are done weekly at Clarence Cannon NWR and Delair Division of Great River NWR. Click here for the results.

Waterfowl Surveys

Visit the Refuge

Explore the great outdoors and the diversity of wildlife at Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge. From hiking trails, observation decks, to an auto route, there's plenty to enjoy. Exhibits at the refuge visitor center tell the story of the Mississippi Flyway and river habitats and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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.

Learn more about the NWRS