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Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge
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Description - Seedskadee NWR is a narrow, 1-1.5 mile wide, riparian corridor along 36 miles of the Green river in SW Wyoming.

The riparian corridor is an important migration route, and nesting area, for a wide variety of migratory waterfowl and passerine avian fauna. The refuge provides habitat for a variety of large mammals including moose, mule deer, and prong horn antelope.

Fishery resource is managed cooperatively with the state G&F and includes a special regulations area to promote catch and release fishing for trophy trout (brown, Snake River cutthroat, and rainbow trout).

Refuge lands are rich in historical and cultural resources as the area was utilized by nomadic Indian tribes, fur trappers, early pioneers, and travelers heading for the better life of California and Oregon. Many of the old campsites, river crossings, and early structures still exist; however, the elements have reduced most to scattered ruins.

Wildlife oriented recreation includes hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, self guided auto tour route, interpretive signing, floating the river, and general wildlife viewing.

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Filed By: Stan Laughlin
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: 5/31/03 & 6/1/03. Beautiful weather. Camped at Slate Creek. Drove several miles both sides of river. We liked the free map. It is execellent for roads and shows river detail but river doesn't have any glaring landmarks so it isn't much for figuring where you are during float. Overall, the area is very clean. Roads and access points easy to find and very clean. Canoed from Slate Creek Campground to Lombard ferry. (Approx 1300-1400cfs at Fontenelle. I think.) Took approx 4 -1/2 hrs. Flat gentle river. Paddle & float only. Nothing technical or challenging. Large rocks and diversion dikes/dams could be a problem. Saw float boats & some walking anglers. Pretty decent birding at campground and on river: Osprey, hawks, Prairie Falcons, Mergansers, ducks, swallows, wrens. Wind blew up river after noon and was very strong. Makes tough paddling in afternoon. Floated Lombard Ferry to abandoned bridge on road #4 on second day. Substantially shorter. Same as upper section. Wind is tough. OK birding. Less anglers, lower banks. Luck.

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Contact Information:
Seedskadee NWR, P.O. Box 700 , Green River, WY, 82935-0700, Phone: 307-875-2187
, r6rw_skd@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Southern Wyoming - This region encompasses the southern quarter of the state. It is a generally arid region apart from mountainous areas around Laramie.
Wyoming National Wildlife Refuges - There are four National Wildlife Refuges located throughout Wyoming. They include a lake and a reservoir, a 36 mile stretch of the Green River, and the well known National Elk Refuge.

Seedskadee NWR - Official agency website


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