DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge


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DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge

Address:1434 316th Ln
Missouri Valley, IA 51555

Phone:712-642-4121
Web: midwest.fws.gov/desoto
Established: 1958.
Location:25 miles north of Omaha.
Facilities:Visitor center, picnic areas, viewing sites, photo blind, boat ramp, auto tour route (12 miles), trails, historic features.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, ice fishing, hunting, mushroom picking, educational programs.
Special Features:Refuge lies in the fertile plain of the Missouri River Valley and includes 875-acre DeSoto Lake. Between 300,000 to 800,000 snow geese stop here during their annual fall migration.
Habitats: 8,362 acres of forest, grassland, cropland and wetlands.
Access: Daily from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.
Wild life: Snow geese, wood ducks, mallards, pheasants, eagles, songbirds, and white-tailed deer.

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CASE Construction Equipment dealer Titan Machinery donated the use of two excavators to Team Rubicon for a service project and training event at the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa and Nebraska.
At DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, a short film recounts the excitement of the discovery and excavation that produced over 500,000 artifacts.
Scott Hyngstrom, then at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, trapped and radio-collared over 60 deer in and around the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge north of Omaha, Nebraska.