Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge, Kansas Camping & Hiking

Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge Image Gallery

Directions

Kirwin NWR is located 6 miles east of Glade, Kansas. From U.S. Highway 183, turn east on Kansas Highway 9. Follow Highway 9 six miles and turn south at the large brown Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge sign. The Refuge headquarters and visitor center is one mile south of Highway 9.

Phone

785-543-6673

Activities

AUTO TOURING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

Kansas Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

Kansas Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More Kansas Recreation Areas

Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge

Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1954 for the conservation, maintenance, and management of wildlife resources, particularly migratory birds. The Refuge is located in the rolling hills and narrow valley of the north fork of the Solomon River in north-central Kansas. In this region, the tallgrass prairie of the east meets the shortgrass plains of the west. As a result, grasses and wildlife common to both of these habitats are found on the Refuge. Kirwin NWR also includes riparian forest, small wetlands, large open water, and cropland. This habitat diversity supports more than 300 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.