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Hutton Lake
National Wildlife Refuge

Canvasbacks are one of the largest diving ducks.  They have a chestnut-red head and neck, a white mid-body and wings, and a black chest and tail.

Laramie, WY   
E-mail: arapaho@fws.gov
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Canvasback duck on a wetland.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Refuge staff have worked with Laramie, Wyoming schools, youth groups, and the local Audubon chapter to promote environmental education with such projects as outdoor classrooms and nesting box construction and maintenance.

Wildlife Observation
Several roads traversing the Refuge provide access to all five lakes. Spring waterfowl flights can be spectacular with large concentrations of migrating waterfowl, especially redhead and canvasback ducks. Shorebirds and raptors also frequent the Refuge. Several prairie dog towns along the roads offer a close-up view of white-tailed prairie dogs.

The Refuge is open from dawn to dusk.

Entrance Fees
The Refuge does not charge an entrance fee.

Use Fees
The Refuge does not charge user fees (i.e., hunt fees, camping fees, boat launch, meeting rooms rental fees, auto tour fees, guided tour fees, etc.).
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