In the Wild with Greg Wagner


DESOTO/BOYER CHUTE REFUGES AND FLOODING by Greg Wagner

From our friends at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service …

Limited Public Use at Boyer Chute & DeSoto National Wildlife Refuges Due to Flooding

Fort Calhoun, Nebraska – Due to current and projected flooding of the Missouri River, public use on the island at Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge is closed until further notice. All other public areas including fishing piers are open.

Missouri Valley, Iowa – Due to current and projected flooding, public access to the gravel section of the refuge’s automobile tour road is closed until further notice south of Middle Boat Ramp from Lakeview Drive to the beginning of the paved section of the road south of Whitetail Drive. At this time, Middle Boat Ramp is still open (from the north) to the public.

Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge is located 3 miles east of Ft. Calhoun, NE on County Road 34 (follow the brown signs in Ft. Calhoun), 3720 Rivers Way, Ft. Calhoun, NE 68023, (402)468-4313. Website: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/boyerchute

DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge is located 25 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska on U.S. Highway 30, between Missouri Valley, Iowa and Blair, Nebraska, (712) 642-4121. Website: http://midwest.fws.gov/desoto

See you out there, using only those areas that are open! 

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