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Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Highway 159 South, Mound City, MO 64470
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Wild geese

A beautiful,peaceful walk into the wilderness. Ducks geese,deer turkeys and much more wildlife in a conservation area made man to enjoy. Driving and walking trails with majestic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
Richard W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful,peaceful walk into the wilderness. Ducks geese,deer turkeys and much more wildlife in a conservation area made man to enjoy. Driving and walking trails with majestic views.

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New Madrid, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went on a photography outing for wildlife. Was a great time and had lots of birding activity. Found a family of opossums and plenty of hawks too. Very nice road to circle around the refuge and worth the trip.

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1 Thank Gnome_077
Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

What a nice day! We saw about 40 eagles on the 10 mile loop drive, both in the trees and on the mounds in the ponds eating their prey. They are just magical. Many other species, including white snow geese and Trumpeter swans. What a nice way to enjoy nature to start the new year. Worth the drive if you... More 

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit and although the water areas were mostly frozen, we saw many ducks, geese and swans. With all the leaves fallen from the trees, bald eagles were very easy to see. The muskrat mounds were also easy to see from the car while we drove the 10 mile tour. The visitor center is a good place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Worth the trip. the site of a million snow geese is amazing. Tons of wildlife. Must see for an outdoors man.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This WR has a nice visitor center with interesting exhibits and a small but interesting selection of items in their gift shop. Restrooms are found near the parking lot and in the main building. A short movie about the refuge provides useful and interesting information about the refuge. Map and brochures are available as well. There are a few trails... More 

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Gladstone, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Easy to drive by if you are not paying attention. Not very far off the highway near Mound City, MO and on the way to Big Lake State Park. We did the auto tour route and saw deer, tons of birds, beaver dams, it was huge and the plant and wildlife was spectacular. We went a little after the water... More 

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

By watching the Snow Goose count in late fall and early spring, it's possible to time your visit to see 500,000 or even over a million snow geese at Squaw Creek. There are few events in nature so spectacular as when this many geese fly up at once. At other times of year, a variety of bird species hang out... More 

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

This is easy to find off route 29, halfway between Kansas City and Omaha. We met super enthusiastic staff and volunteers who are very helpful in offering suggestions to tailor your visit. We hiked to the bluff to get an visual overview of the refuge (a bit of a butt buster with steps, but worth the effort) and then slowly... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

What a thrill when a 100,000 or more snow geese decided to fly. The sound is terrific and the visual tremendous. Don't forget to bring your camera (preferably a telephoto lens). The beaver are also quite interesting.

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