Wildlife management areas & Refuges

Some quiet time can be hard to achieve in our everyday lives. Thankfully, these natural areas can give us just what we need, relaxation.

Click on the areas you want to learn more about. 

Garden County 
Wildlife Refuge

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The Garden County Refuge is the area within 110 yards of the North Platte River and its side-channels (or as posted with “STATE OF NEBRASKA Game and Bird Sanctuary…” signs) in the Garden County portion of the Clear Creek Seasonal Refuge.

Crescent Lake
National Wildlife Refuge

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Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge provides numerous recreational opportunities to thousands of visitors every year. Visitors enjoy viewing the unique geology and diverse wildlife found.

Clear Creek
WMA

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Partly developed as Clear Creek Refuge and also as a controlled hunting area.  The low meadows support nesting bobolinks and and breeding Wilson’s snipes.

Chet & Jane Fleisbach 
WMA

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Located in Morrill County just east of Chimney Rock consists of 433 acres of wetland and upland habitat on the south side of the North Platte River comprising a significant fresh water and salt water marsh. 

North Platte National
Wildlife Refuge

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North Platte National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located eight miles northeast of Scottsbluff. The four refuge units consist of: Winters Creek, Lake Alice, portions of Lake Minatare, and Stateline Island (located south of Henry, Nebraska).

Platte River 
Basin Environments

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There are many more Wildlife Management Areas in Scotts Bluff County. Please visit the link to learn more about these sites.

http://www.nebwild.org/