• Primitive Weapons Hunts Postponed

    Hunts on Pine Island and Cuddo will be postponed until staff assess roads for downed trees on Friday morning October 12th.

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    Annual Santee Bluff Hunt

    Add to your calendar and attend the Annual Santee Family, Friends, and Kids Bluff Hunt !

    Bluff Hunt information

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    Santee Indian Mound

    On the National Register of Historic Places, the Santee Indian Mound has a rich cultural history dating back 1000 years.

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The Cuddo Unit is closed on Mondays

The visitor center is closed on Mondays and operated Tuesday-Friday only as volunteer availability allows. Please call before your planned visit to verify that the visitor center is open.

Hunting Information

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To see up to date hunting information follow the link below.

See the Hunting Page

Working For Wildlife


Santee NWR manages many different types of habitat for a variety of wildlife species to call home.

Resource Management
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Visitor Information


Need to know how to get to Santee? Trail information, directions, and hours are all found here.

Plan Your Visit

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