• Fall on the prairie

    What's Happening in November?

    In November, the prairie turns rust-colored, seeds are abundant and the elk are easier to spot.

    Seasons of the Refuge

  • Senior Pass

    Federal Recreation Passes

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

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  • Ding Darling Day

    Fall Activity Guide

    Want to know what's happening at the refuge? Check out the fall activity guide!

    2018 Fall Activity Guide

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