Bald Eagles at Kirwin
Find out more about these majestic and fascinating birds of prey.
Spring and fall are the best times to visit Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge to view migrating waterfowl, shorebirds and song birds.
Kirwin NWR provides habitat for a variety of native grassland birds.
Hunting at Kirwin
Many opportunities are available for the hunting enthusiast.Hunting
Fishing at Kirwin
Under high water conditions, the Refuge offers outstanding fishing opportunities for crappie, walleye and catfish.Fishing
About the NWRS
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
Items of Interest at Kirwin NWR
Following guidelines set in the Kirwin NWR Comprehensive Conservation Plan, boating between October 1 and April 1 is allowed when the reservoir elevation is at 1722 ft. or greater. The reservoir level is currently above the 1722 ft. threshold and will remain open to boats through September 30, 2017 when a new determination will be made.
The seasonal road closures will remain in effect. The seasonal road closures dates are October 1 – April 1.Lake Levels in Kansas - Corps of Engineers
Please access the current Bi-Weekly Waterfowl Count by visiting the link below.Bi-Weekly Waterfowl Survey
- September 16, 2016
Please click on the link below for a list of successful applicants. There were 123 applicants this year, with 33% odds of drawing permit.Successful Draw Applicants (46 KB PDF)
The Visitor Center at Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for Federal Holidays. The refuge is open to the public at all times.
This majestic bird of prey can be observed all year at Kirwin. A nesting pair of bald eagles has resided at the Kiln for the past 3 years.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2016