• 2018 Photo Contest Winner

    2018 Photography Contest

    Entries are being accepted through July 15 for the 2018 Contest. Photo: 2017 Best of Show Winner by Kathleen Hanika

    2018 Photography Contest Rules and Entry Forms

  • Pale Purple Coneflower July

    What's Blooming in July?

    In July, see pale purple coneflower, oxeye and leadplant on the prairie.

    Seasons of the Refuge

  • Prairie Learning and Visitor Center

    Sunday Hours Change

    Beginning March 4, the Prairie Learning Center will be open from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Sundays. Hours are every day from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

  • Senior Pass

    Federal Recreation Passes

    We issue passes for Federal recreation lands. They are available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, excluding holidays.

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS