Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

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

Unique to this Arapaho NWR Complex Refuge

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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

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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.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

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