Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge

16194 Swan Lake Ave.
Sumner, MO 64681- Map It
(660) 856-3323

AAA Editor Notes

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge is 22 mi. s.w. via US 36 and SR 139; the main entrance is 1 mi. s. of Sumner on CR RA at 16194 Swan Lake Ave. The wintering grounds for one of the largest concentrations of Canada geese in North America, this 10,795-acre refuge also attracts more than 100 bald eagles each winter. Waterfowl concentrations are highest in March, April, October and November. A visitor center features videos, exhibits and mounted wildlife. The refuge also has a 1.5-mile, self-guiding Habitat Trail and two observation towers. Fishing is permitted.
Hours: Refuge open daily dawn-dusk, Mar. 1-Oct. 15. Visitor center and office open daily 8-4:30; closed major holidays. Habitat Trail and observation tower open all year.