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National Elk Refuge
National Elk Refuge, located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, was established in 1912 to provide winter habitat and preserve the Jackson elk herd. The Refuge is an integral component of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem; it is bounded by Grand Teton National Park and a wilderness area in the Bridger-Tet...
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Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge
Description: Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge is located in southwestern Wyoming. The name Seedskadee originated from the Shoshone Indian word "Sisk-a-dee-agie" meaning "river of the prairie hen." The 26,400-acre Refuge protects a mosaic of riparian, wetland, and upland shrub habitats along 36 miles of the Green River. The river is an oasis that bisects the vast high desert sagebrush plains of southwest Wyoming.

Wildlife to Watch: Seedskadee NWR was established in 1965 as mitigation for the loss of habitat when Flaming Gorge and Fontenelle dams were constructed. The riparian corridor is an important migration route and nesting area for a wide variety of migratory waterfowl and passerine bird species.

Special Tips: The Refuge visitor center offers exhibits on Refuge wildlife and habitat. A new interpretive center was recently built. A fully accessible trail with interpretive signs is located at the Lombard Ferry Historical Site. Additional interpretive signs are located at the Hawley Wetland Overlook and at the Refuge headquarters.

Ownership: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
Size: 26,400 acres 
Closest Town: Green River

Facilities:
RestroomsParkingFishingHikingBoat LaunchVisitor CenterHuntingHandicap AccessibleSmall BoatsDrinking Water

Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:
SpringSummerFallWinter

Greater Sage Grouse - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
From Green River, Wyoming, travel west on I-80 about 6 miles to the La Barge Road (Highway 372) exit. Continue north about 27 miles on Highway 372 to the main entrance sign for the Refuge. Turn right onto the gravel entrance road and travel 2.5 miles to the Refuge headquarters.

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Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge : Wildlife Viewing Area