Contact Us

For more information refuge rangers can be contacted by email or phone call during open hours of operation. For phone inquiries please call (712) 388-4800. For email inquiries please email

Refuge Contact Information

DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge 
1434 316th Lane
Missouri Valley, IA 51555
(712)388-4808 fax

Visitor Center Hours:
Temporary Hours- Tuesday to Saturday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed for certain Federal Holidays. 

Refuge Hours:
The refuge is open daily from a half our before sunrise until a half hour after sunset. Migratory Closures to our gravel road, entrance off DeSoto Ave, and parts of the refuge is effective from October 15 to April 14.

Email Address
Visitor Center Hours

The DeSoto Visitor Center is currently open Tuesday - Saturdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (except for on Federal Holidays).  Refuge roads and trails are open daily from ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.

DeSoto 2023 Bird Count

Key Contacts

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service logo in grayscale
Supervisory Park Ranger
National Wildlife Refuge System
Additional Role(s)
Hunt Coordinator,
Volunteer Coordinator,
Visitor Center Manager
Hunting and Fishing
Missouri Valley,IA

Location and Contact Information