An image of two people paddling in a canoe.

With 50 percent of the refuge in water, the refuge is a great place for Canoeing and Kayaking! With 23 boat ramps and miles of shoreline, the refuge offers multiple spots to launch for a peaceful paddle.  All refuge impoundments and some refuge bays are seasonally closed Nov. 15th – Mar. 15th. See refuge map link for boat ramp and put in locations.  For more information on a local regional water trail that includes the refuge see