A group of school-age kids walking along a path in a dry environment

We invite you to walk the trails that meander through prairie meadows, wetlands, and riparian riparian
Definition of riparian habitat or riparian areas.

Learn more about riparian
woodlands. The west side of the Refuge (Prairie Management Area) is open year-round sunrise to sunset (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day, and federal holidays). The east side of the Refuge (Environmental Education Area) is open from May to September, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. To protect wildlife, this area is closed October – April.