• Prairie Learning and Visitor Center

    Sunday Hours Change

    Beginning March 4, the Prairie Learning Center will be open from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Sundays. Hours are every day from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

  • 2017-18 JDS

    JDS Entries Due March 15

    Get out your art supplies! The Iowa Junior Duck Stamp contest entries must be postmarked by March 15.

  • Redwinged Blackbird on entry sign

    What's Happening in March?

    March welcomes hints of spring on the prairie - the return of migratory birds, melting snow and stirring animals.

    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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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