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

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show 2016

Wyoming Jr. Duck Stamp Program soars!

K-12 students, submit your artwork up until the mid-March deadline! Here is the 2016 Best of Show painted by, Bailey Schupp.

Junior Duck Stamp Program

Important Gate Information

Hunting and Fishing Update

Hunting and fishing opportunities were expanded on 97 national wildlife refuges across the country in 2020. Please review our current hunting and fishing brochure for information and regulations associated with these activities.

Hunting and Fishing Brochure

Unique to this Arapaho NWR Complex Refuge


At Hutton Lake NWR you may find the entrance gate closed in an effort to maintain the condition of the road. Unless posted as such, a shut gate does not mean a road is closed to public access. It is closed to vehicles. Unlike at other refuges in the Arapaho NWR Complex, you are welcome to proceed past a gate and up the road on foot. Compliance with signs posted to limit habitat disturbance is required.

Taking refuge at Hutton Lake NWR

Migration regulars at the Refuge


During the fall and spring migrations you may see mallards, redheads, blue-winged, green-winged and cinnamon teal, northern pintail, great blue heron, black-crowned night-heron, Wilson's phalarope, western grebes, American bittern, and black terns congregating at the Refuge lakes!

Seen at Hutton Lake NWR

About the Complex

Arapaho NWR Complex

Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Arapaho NWR 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