Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge was authorized June 26, 1990 under the Emergency Wetland Resources Act of 1986. Management emphasis is placed on acquiring land, restoring habitat and providing opportunities for the public to experience and learn about Cache River wetlands.
Cooperative Agricultural Opportunity at Cypress Creek NWR

Bids are open for the Cooperative Farming program at Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge totaling 210 acres within the Bellrose Waterfowl Reserve. Applications are due by March 8, 2024. For questions contact Wildlife Biologist Karen Mangan 618-634-2231. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4 pm. The bid package can be found here.

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National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. A visit to a national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and discover a new place. Visitors can enjoy the refuge in many ways! Whether you enjoy hiking, canoeing, hunting, wildlife photography or birdwatching a visit to Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge is a great way to explore nature.

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      The Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge contains a wide variety of flora and fauna. The refuge serves as a winter feeding and resting area for waterfowl. The refuge provides habitat for Indiana bats, an endangered species. Visitors visiting the refuge in the summer season may see many species of songbirds, including prothonotary warblers. Bald cypress and water tupelo trees also find their home in the waterways of Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge. One of the best ways to view the swamps is by canoe.