Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge

16194 Swan Lake Ave.
Sumner, MO 64681- Map It
Phone: (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 bald eagles each winter. Waterfowl visitations peak in March, April, October and November.</br>A visitor center features videos, exhibits and mounted wildlife. Also within the refuge is a 1.5-mile, self-guiding Habitat Trail and two observation towers.</br>Fishing is permitted.</br>
Hours: Refuge open daily dawn-dusk. Visitor center and office open daily 8-4:30, Mar. 1-Oct. 15. Closed major holidays. Habitat Trail and observation tower can be accessed all year.