Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Hiking, Fishing & More
The Nebraska Sandhills are a unique land formation, the largest grass-covered body of sand in the Western Hemisphere. The area is speckled with groundwater lakes, creating a diverse ecology, both in plants and animals. Garden County is home to the 45,849 acre Crescent Lake National Wildlife Reserve, at the southern tip of the Sandhills, which offers a serene backdrop to one of the most diverse birding locations in the nation. The site also offers boating (non-combustion), hiking, fishing, and hunting, as well as information on the flora and fauna. Twenty-one lakes and many ponds in the Wildlife Refuge are fed by the Ogallala Aquifer.
Birding - for a list of birds and seasons see the official website (below), "Seasons of Wildlife"
Hours - Sunrise to Sunset
Location - 28 miles north of Oshkosh
Contact Refuge Headquarters Phone: 308-762-4893 Monday - Friday 8:00-4:30
Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge official website