Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

2014-2015 Federal Duck Stamp Approved Use

Federal Duck Stamp

Purchase of Federal Duck Stamps support the purchase or lease of wetlands within the National Wildlife Refuge System.

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Items of Interest

Hunting and Fishing Update

Hunting and fishing opportunities were expanded on 97 national wildlife refuges across the country in 2020. Please review our current hunting and fishing brochure for information and regulations associated with these activities.

Hunting and Fishing Brochure

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.

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

North Platte National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Crescent Lake/North Platte Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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