Visitor Activities

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Crocodile Lake NWR is closed to access by the general public. People wishing to learn more about the refuge or wanting to see it can do so by visiting the public butterfly garden or through volunteering with us.

  • Butterfly Garden

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    The native pollinator garden at Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a volunteer-built and maintained walk through over 50 species of native plants. It attracts numerous species of pollinators and is considered to be a community garden.  The garden is open to the public.

  • Volunteering

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    Volunteers at the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge have the unique opportunity to visit and experience lands that are usually closed to the general public. Volunteers can come in the form of RV work campers, who must commit to a minimum of two months and 24 hours a week in exchange for a place to stay on the refuge, or general volunteers who can give as much or as little time as they choose. Projects that involve volunteers have included everything from building woodrat nests to helping with crocodile nesting surveys.