Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge is a 7,350-acre refuge located in northwestern Missouri, within the historic Missouri River floodplain. The refuge was established in 1935 as a resting, feeding, and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife that populate a vast wetland basin containing large marshes. The northern section of the refuge includes a portion of the Loess Hills, a unique geologic formation caused by wind deposited soil. This region holds some of the last remnants of native prairie.
The Squaw Creek refuge is located thirty miles north of St. Joseph, MO, a drive of only a few miles from Big Lake State Park, one of northwest Missouri's most popular outdoor recreation areas.
P.O. Box 158
Mound City, Missouri 64470
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Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge