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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining 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

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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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News

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. Please note that parts of the refuge will be closed during the deer hunting season. Cuddo Unit, Archery: September 26 - October 10, 2020 Cuddo Unit, Primitive Weapons: October 16 - 18, 2020 and November 6 - 8, 2020 Pine Island Unit, Archery: September 26 - October 10, 2020 Pine Island Unit, Primitive Weapons: October 16 - 18, 2020 and November 6 - 8, 2020 Bluff Unit, Family, Friends and Kids Hunt: October 10 - 11, 2020 and October 24 - 25, 2020

See the Hunting Page

Working For Wildlife

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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

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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

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS