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About North Platte NWR

About North Platte National Wildlife Refuge

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.

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About the Complex

Crescent Lake/North Platte 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

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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Office Hours

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.

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Last Updated: Jan 21, 2015
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