Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
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  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge 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

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

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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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