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    First Annual Photo Contest

    Entries are being accepted through August 1 for the First Annual Photo Contest. See Entry Form and Rules below.

    2016 Contest Rules and Entry Forms

  • Summer Activity

    2016 Summer Activity Guide

    Check out the link to discover all the activities and events at the Refuge this summer!

    2016 Summer Activity Guide

  • Pale Purple Coneflower July

    What's Blooming in July?

    In July, see pale purple coneflower, oxeye and leadplant on the prairie.

    Seasons of the Refuge

  • Visitor Center Sign

    Prairie Learning and Visitor Center

    Learn all about Neal Smith NWR and shop in the bookstore! Open Mon-Sat 9am-4pm, Sundays from 12-5pm, & closed on Federal holidays.

  • Senior Pass for Rotator

    Federal Recreation Passes Sold Here!

    We sell passes for other Federal recreation lands here. They are ONLY available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, excluding holidays.

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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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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2016
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