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Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit

Hours and Dates of Operation

The refuge headquarters/visitor contact station is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm daily and closed for most federal holidays.

During the spring and fall migrations the refuge headquarters/visitor contact station is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Fall Migration 2016 open weekends begin Saturday, October 15 and conclude Sunday, December 4.

The Wild Goose Auto Tour loop is open daily from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset including all federal holidays.

The refuge is open daily from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset for approved activities.

There is no charge to visit the refuge.

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Directions, Address & Contact Information

DIRECTIONS
From Interstate 29, take Exit 79 just south of Mound City, Missouri then travel south 2 ½ miles on U.S. Highway 159. PLEASE NOTE: Google maps is not sending people to the correct location for the visitor contact station. To navigate to the visitor contact station, please type in Squaw Creek NWR Welcome Center.

Physical Address (see note above)
Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge
25542 US-159
Forest City, MO 64451
660-442-3187

Mailing Address
Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 158
Mound City, Missouri 64470

Point of Interest

Let our friendly staff at the visitor contact station help you plan your visit! This is a great starting point for visitors to become more familiar with the refuge and the wildlife that live here. Visitors can watch a 13 minute refuge orientation video, see live native snakes on display, browse nature and wildlife exhibits, and obtain maps and brochures. While there, visit the Friends of Squaw Creek’s Nature Shop for field guides, t-shirts, and other educational items.

What to Do

 

  • Get current refuge information at the visitor contact station
  • Watch a 13 minute video about Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge
  • Hike one of several refuge trails
  • Look for wildlife along the 12.5 mile Snow Goose Auto Tour
  • Stop at wildlife viewing scopes along the auto tour
  • Visit the Friends of Squaw Creek’s Nature Shop

 

Know Before You Go

The refuge is open from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset daily. Restrooms are available inside the refuge headquarters/visitor contact station and comfort station in the headquarters parking lot. Be sure to check for ticks and know how to identify and avoid poison ivy.

We recommend:

  • Bring plenty of water to drink
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm heavy clothing in winter
  • Light cool garments in the summer

 

Last Updated: Jun 22, 2016
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