Be sure to stop by the refuge headquarters to experience the exhibits and get oriented for adventuring onto the refuge. Pick up a brochure and map that will help you navigate the tour road and find your way to the various points of interest around the refuge.
Location and Contact Information
Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1970 and consists of 20,800 acres. It is an overlay project of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Robert S. Kerr Reservoir. The wildlife and habitat it protects are part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the only national network of lands and waters managed for the benefit of wildlife.
What We Do
The National Wildlife Refuge System is a series of lands and waters owned and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge is unique because it is an overlay refuge. This means the land is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service leases the land from them. Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the refuge system. It drives everything we do from the purpose a refuge is established, to the recreational activities offered there, to the resource management tools we use. Selecting the right tools helps us ensure the survival of local plants and animals and helps fulfill the purpose of the refuge.
The habitat on the refuge makes it a perfect location to play host to diverse group of animals. When you visit Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge stay vigilant, because you never know when the wild creatures will make their presence known.