Tewaukon Refuge

Fishing, hunting, wildlife photography and observation are all yours at Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge located 3 miles east and 16 miles south of Milnor. The Refuge is located on the Central Flyway for waterfowl, and is a prime location for fishing, hunting, wildlife observation, wildlife photography and environmental education.

The Refuge is richly endowed with an abundance of wildlife and birds. All birds and animals are protected, however pheasant and deer hunting are allowed. Fishing from shore is permitted year around on Lake Tewaukon and Sprague Lake (located 7 miles west of Tewaukon). Boat fishing is allowed on a more limited basis.

Barbeque grills, picnic shelters and tables, restrooms, a fishing dock and concrete boat ramps are located at Lake Tewaukon. Spraque Lake has two boat ramps. The Refuge provides recreational and educational opportunities for all individuals who want to learn about fish and wildlife and catch a glimpse of the tall grass prairie and wetlands, as they would have appeared in an earlier time.

The Refuge office and interpretation center is open weekdays from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and encourages the public to stop for information, regulations, and maps of the area. The public may also find some interesting historical markers and points of interest to visit in the area, which are explained in the brochures you will receive.

For more information, please visit Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge website.