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Clarks River
National Wildlife Refuge

A frog at Clarks River.
91 US Hwy 641N
Benton KY , KY   42025
E-mail: clarksriver@fws.gov
Phone Number: 270-527-5770
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The refuge was established in July of 1997, with a proposed acquisition boundary of approximately 18,000 acres. In July 2012, as a part of the refuge’s Comprehensive Conservation Plan, an expansion of the acquisition boundary was approved. This brought the acquisition boundary to a total of approximately 53,000 acres.

The refuge currently consists of approximately 10,000 acres. Clarks River is the only National Wildlife Refuge located solely within the State of Kentucky.

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