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We enjoy Desoto Wildlife Refuge any time of year. The visitor center has a unique exhibit on the Bertrand, a boat going to the gold fields in Montana that sunk and was preserved in mud!
You can enjoy a viewing area for birds during migration...More
Nice camp grounds hook ups for TBs and nice areas for tents. You can have easy access to the River for a day of boating . Also good fishing lake. They have a very interesting visitor center and the rements of a sunken dream boat....More
This museum has exhibits of the wildlife of the area, as well as of artifacts from a recovered keel boat. You can get local history and natural history in one place. The museum is a pleasant size to be with a family and there are...More
We were visiting the Missouri National Recreactional River Resource and Education Center and my husband read about the Desoto National Wildlife Refuge. We were close by so we decided to take a look and we were so glad we did. You could spend all day...More
Desoto NWR is truly a marvelous location to view wildlife, particularly the migratory birds on their journeys to and from the north and south...just incredible, and this most recent northward migration prior to Spring was one of the best in recent recorded history.
Visited March 3rd before 9am to see the roughly 500,000 snow geese migrating north. It was an amazing site enjoyed by our whole family. We also enjoyed walking through the visitor center and checking out the wildlife exhibits as well as the sunken Bertrand exhibits....More
We visited the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge to see the migratory flocks of birds—we were not disappointed! We arrived around 9:30am-ish and still had to wait in a long line of cars to get to the pay station for entry (very inexpensive, just a few...More
Went early this morning to view the geese as they are migrating thru the area. Arrived early before the traffic. The staff opened the building early for us and we enjoyed viewing the geese from their indoor viewing area. The staff said that about 750,000...More
We (My wife and I - also seniors) have found that various seasons have various attractions: This is on the Missouri River which is a major migration route. If you want to see lots of migrators - Sand Hill Cranes... More
We (My wife and I - also seniors) have found that various seasons have various attractions: This is on the Missouri River which is a major migration route. If you want to see lots of migrators - Sand Hill Cranes, assorted ducks and geese as well as shore birds, late Feb to mid March is good in the Spring and October in the Fall. Fall has the extra added attraction of Foliage Color. Call the refuge for fine tuning of the Dates. Summer time has nesting Bald Eagles, and hundreds of White Pelicans in the oxbow. They also have lots of forest birds around the refuge including Redheaded Woodpeckers and a wide assortment of sparrows.
My wife uses a walker and the refuge is senior friendly.