Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge

Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas.

Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) lies in the broad, flat Neosho River Valley, a native tallgrass prairie region with natural scenic beauty. The Refuge was established in 1966 as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers John Redmond Reservoir flood control project. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages 18,463 acres upstream of the reservoir, most of which is in the floodplain of the Neosho River. Refuge habitats are managed to provide food and habitat for migratory birds and resident wildlife.

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Flint Hills NWR is located near the town of Hartford, Kansas. From Interstate 35, take exit 141 and turn south on Kansas Highway 130. Follow K-130 south for 8 miles until reaching Hartford. Turn west on Maple Ave and drive 3 blocks to the main entrance road. Turn north to the Refuge headquarters and visitor center. Directional signs are located along the route.

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