Milkweed Seeds On The Move

The seeds you see blowing today will be baby milkweed next spring, feeding another generation of monarchs. Photo by Judd Stanislawski

Milkweed Seeds On The Move


Check here for the 2019 Public Use Calendar!

Old Timbers Lake

Refuge schedule and other info in this section!

Refuge Calendar and Other Info

Outdoor Women at Big Oaks!

Outdoor Woman

Outdoor Women at Big Oaks NWR is set for June 8th, we are now accepting registrations.

Click Here for Outdoor Women Info!

Conservation Planning

Henslow's Sparraow

Big Oaks begins planning process. Stay tuned for future public participation opportunities!

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Turkey Hunt

Turkey Hunt Registration Feb 4 to March 22!

Wild Tom

Apply for youth turkey hunt by April 5th!

Turkey Hunt at Big Oaks

Navigation Aid

Use this map!

PDF Map3

Check this out for a cool navigation aid while you are on the refuge! Link below goes to PDF file.


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