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General Information

Description - The North Platte NWR is superimposed over four Bureau of Reclamation projects. Many wildlife species use the refuge. Bald eagles have successfully nested on the refuge each year since 1992. The 1992 nest was the 2nd successful "Nebraska" nest in over 100 years. As many as 20 bald eagles and over 200,000 waterfowl may concentrate on the refuge during fall migration. Over 200 bird species have been observed on the Refuge since 1975.


Mammals common to the refuge include: raccoon, striped skunk, black-tailed prairie dog, eastern cottontail, and mule and white-tailed deer. Some of the fish species found in Refuge lakes include: walleye, crappie, yellow perch, goldeye, northern pike, white bass, catfish and carp. A bird checklist is available through the Refuge Manager.


The refuge is used primarily as a resting and feeding area for waterfowl and shorebirds and, to a lesser extent, for waterfowl production. The refuge provides habitat for migrating and nesting bald eagles.


Under a lease agreement, NE Game and Parks Commission manages Lake Minatare as a State Recreation Area with over 250,000 public use visits annually. The refuge lies within a 30-mile radius of 36,000 people providing an ideal location where people can learn about wildlife and their habitat while enjoying a variety of recreational opportunities.

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Contact Information:
North Platte NWR, P.O. Box 1346 , Scottsbluff, NE, 69363-1346, Phone: 308-635-7851
, mckinney@fws.gov

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