A valuable wintering area for migrating waterfowl, thousands of ducks and geese over-winter on Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge every year. Buffalo Lake NWR contains some of the best remaining shortgrass prairie in the United States, including 175 acres designated a National Natural Landmark. Shortgrass prairie ecosystems were historically maintained by annual grazing of migrating American bison. With the bison gone, this ecosystem is maintained by grazing cattle. Take a driving tour in your own vehicle, walk through a prairie dog town, or bring your camera and binoculars for a birding experience on the canyon trail. Sack lunch picknicking only is permitted, adn the refuge is open to the public in designated areas only.
Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge
October - March:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.