Valentine National Wildlife Refuge


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Valentine National Wildlife Refuge

Address:HC 14 Box 67
Valentine, NE 69201

Phone:402-376-3789
Web: www.fws.gov/valentine
Established: 1935.
Location:In the Sandhills area of north-central Nebraska.
Facilities:Viewing sites, trails, boat ramps (é).
Activities:Canoeing, fishing, hiking, hunting.
Special Features:In early spring, prairie chickens and sharp-tailed grouse gather on dancing grounds for their elaborate courtship display. During their spring and fall migrations, sandhill cranes pass over in great numbers, filling the sky with trailing Vs and musical rattling calls. Cold weather brings bald and golden eagles to hunt on the snow-covered prairie.
Habitats: 71,516 acres of sand dunes, mid- and tall-grass prairies, marshes, and lakes.
Access: Open year round during daylight hours.
Wild life: Waterfowl, including blue-winged teal, mallards, pintails, gadwalls, redheads, ruddy ducks, and shovelers, prairie chicken, sharp-tailed grouse, and pelican. Mammals include deer, muskrat, and beaver.

See other parks in Nebraska.
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Marsh Lake and Pelican Lake are located in Cherry County, Nebraska, on the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge. Marsh Lake has a surface area of 907 ha, and mean and maximum depths of 1.8 m and 2.6 m.
Lindvall and Valentine National Wildlife Refuge provided access to study lakes.
As many as 150,000 ducks can be found on the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge in October
Two exclamation marks on the Sand Hills landscape from a duck hunting perspective are 45,8409-acre Crescent Lake and 71,516-acre Valentine National Wildlife Refuges. Crescent Lake is in western Nebraska 28 miles north of the town of Oshkosh.