About North Platte NWR
North Platte National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) lies in the Panhandle of Western Nebraska. Established in 1916, the Refuge is superimposed over four Bureau of Reclamation irrigation projects: Lake Minatare, Winters Creek Lake, Lake Alice and Stateline Island.More about the Refuge
About the Complex
Two National Wildlife Refuges make up the Crescent Lake/North Platte Complex.
North Platte is managed as part of the Crescent Lake/North Platte Complex.
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About the NWRS
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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Items of Interest
North Platte National Wildlife Refuge is open sunrise to sunset. For questions regarding North Platte NWR please contact Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge's Office, which is open Monday - Friday from 8AM to 4:30PM except for Federal Holidays.
The second successful Bald Eagle nest in Nebraska in over 100 years occurred on the North Platte NWR in 1993. Remarkably three eaglets were reared to flight stage. The same nest has been successful every year since, fledging 2 to 3 eaglets.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2015