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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
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  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


  • Are Wetlands Useful?

    A recent Ask Game & Fish question, "Do wetlands have economic value?" See what Biologist Steve Tessman said about the value of WY wetlands.

    Ask Game and Fish archive

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    Plan Your Visit

    All the useful links and helpful hints you need to plan a trip up to Seedskadee.

    Plan Your Visit

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    Seedskadee Wildlife List

    Check out all the resident and migrant wildlife found at the Refuge.

    Seedskadee Wildlife List

  • Green River Flows below Fontenelle Dam

    Updates and links to current Green River flows just below Fontenelle Dam, 7 river miles upstream of the Refuge.

    Learn More

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Have a burning question and no one will answer their phone? We hope our Frequently Asked Questions page will solve your problem.

    Frequently Asked Questions

Around the Refuge

Ask Game and Fish: Does my watercraft need an aquatic invasive sticker?


Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Jessica Warner the Evanston AIS Coordinator answers questions on which watercraft need aquatic invasive species (AIS) decal.

Ask Game and Fish: does my watercraft need an AIS decal?

Results of the Wyoming 2020 Jr Duck Stamp Released

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The results of the 2020 Junior Duck Stamp Competition are available. We received over 180 great entries from very talented kids from around the state. Judges narrowed it down to a top 100 pieces, which are listed in the news release below. Online galleries of the winners are available through the link below as well.

2020 Jr Duck Stamp Results

Flicker Trail

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Walk the Green River banks and see the riparian and wetland areas up close. A variety of birds and big game animals can be spotted from the unsurfaced trail. Come check it out next time you are at the Refuge. Be sure to bring your lunch, new picnic tables were installed at the start of the trail.

Plan your visit now

WY Game & Fish Release Wyoming's Wetlands Web Resource


A new interactive, photo-filled website provides a great resource for all people interested in Wyoming's wetlands. Educators will find useful resources explaining the importance of and services provided by wetlands; private landowners can access links to helpful professionals or sources for management information; wetland wildlife enthusiasts can find links to new articles or the latest research, conservation plans and priorities; and recreationalists will find maps with public access information. Or if you just enjoy pretty pictures of Wyoming's wetlands and wildlife it's worth visiting for that too.

WY Game & Fish's Wetland Habitat Resources
Seasons at the Refuge

Winter Residents and Visitors at Seedskadee NWR

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Some previously uncommon species of migratory birds move onto the Refuge for the winter. Large numbers of rough legged hawks arrive from the arctic region and spend the winter hunting the wetland and riverine habitats. Trumpeter swan numbers may increase to over 250 birds, as they move onto the Refuge from areas that become frozen over at the height of winter. In most years, the Green River stays open from Highway 28 north to Fontenelle Dam, allowing some waterfowl to winter here as well. Winter is a hard time for the wildlife who remain here, with limited food supplies and often harsh weather. A few of the Refuges roads are closed to vehicles during the winter to limit disturbance and stress to wildlife during this critical time of year.

Seasons of Wildlife at Seedskadee

About the Complex

Central Sage Steppe Conservation Complex

Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Central Sage Steppe Conservation Complex.

Read more about the complex
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