Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge, MO

Fish and Wildlife Service

Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge

The Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge is growing. Established in 1994, the refuge has grown to 10,400 acres. Like pearls on a string, these acres are spread out as individual units along the...[more]

Address

4200 New Haven Drive
Columbia, MO 65201
Phone:573-876-1826
Email:bigmuddy@fws.gov

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Directions

To reach the refuge headquarters in Southeast Columbia, Missouri, take the AC exit off Highway 63; turn east onto New Haven Road. Travel one mile to USGS Environmental and Contaminants Research Center. The refuge office is located down the third driveway on the right off New Haven Rd.

Located in Missouri at twelve separate units along the final 367 miles of the Missouri River. All the refuges units are open to the public and many have at least one parking facility and informational kiosk. Some units have trails, scour lakes for fishing, and all are open to hunting and wildlife viewing. Check out the Points of Interest section of our "Plan Your Visit" section of our main website for more detailed information on how to get to these different areas.

Activities
  • BOATING BOATING
  • ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HUNTING HUNTING
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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