Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public. For now, refuge visitor centers and other public facilities may be closed and most scheduled events have been postponed.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page.

Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge Information

2020-2021 Hunting and Fishing Proposal - Submit Your Comments

Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge proposes opening for coyote, bobcat, fox, greater prairie chicken, rabbit, and mountain lion hunting on acres already open to hunting other species and expanding hunting opportunities for migratory birds, upland game, and big game to new acres. We are seeking public comments on the proposal during April 2020. For more information about this proposal and how to get involved click here.

2020-2021 Hunting and Fishing Proposal

Lacreek Vision Statement

Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge’s wetland resources create a sanctuary within the semi-arid Great Plains landscape. The Refuge provides a great diversity of uses for wildlife and humans alike. Refuge stewards manage hydrology to reflect natural conditions and restore native plant communities of the Lake Creek Valley and the adjacent sandhills for migratory birds and other native wildlife. Visitors learn about grasslands, wetlands, and sandhill ecosystems and enjoy wildlife-dependent recreation. Ongoing cooperation with partners and the public fosters appreciation and builds support for the Refuge’s biological and cultural assets.

US Fish and Wildlife Service Mission

US Fish and Wildlife Service Mission

The US Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

About the Complex

Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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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.

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