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Little River
National Wildlife Refuge

P.O. Box 340
Broken Bow, OK   74728
E-mail: David_Weaver@fws.gov
Phone Number: 580-584-6211
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Schools are encouraged to take advantage of the hands-on, outdoor classroom provided by the refuge. With advance notice, refuge personnel will meet with groups to discuss management activities and provide educational programs about the refuge. Contact the refuge office for more information.

Fishing is a popular outdoor recreational activity that occurs on the refuge. Fishing for channel catfish on Little River attracts the most interest from anglers. The oxbow lakes also offer opportunities to catch largemouth bass and panfish.

The refuge permits squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, deer, turkey, and duck hunting. Hunters must use non-toxic shot. Contact the refuge for a hunt brochure that explains the hunting seasons and regulations.

Wildlife Observation
Exploring Little River NWR takes an adventurer's spirit. The refuge is open for hiking, birdwatching, wildlife observation, and photography. The refuge is divided into 5 managment units with only 12.1 miles of road. There are primative trails leading into the bottomland hardwood forest that provide access for wildlife observation and photography. The refuge has an observation deck overlooking the duck roost slough in unit 2 of the refuge. The facility offers numerous opportunities for viewing and photographing wildlife during certain times of year. Consider seasons when you visit. Birding, wildlife photography, and fishing tends to be best in spring and fall. The climate is mild and moist, influenced by Gulf of Mexico air masses. Summer temperatures can reach the 100s, while winter temperatures may dip below freezing.

The refuge headquarters in Broken Bow is open weekdays from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

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