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Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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Highway 36, Sumner, MO
+1 816-856-3323
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Lots of Geese

There are thousands upon thousands of both Canadian and White Geese that migrate here, along with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
George H
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BROOKFIELD
Bird Viewing

Unfortunately, between the Bird Count on December 27th where many species of duck, geese, and Bald... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
E7855OXlisac
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Sedalia, Missouri
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Bird reserve built during the dust bowl years to save migratory birds.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good14%
  • Average28%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Highway 36, Sumner, MO
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+1 816-856-3323
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are thousands upon thousands of both Canadian and White Geese that migrate here, along with those who have become native. Pelicans, ducks and other water fowl and creatures can be easily seen, good access for bird lovers.

Thank George H
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately, between the Bird Count on December 27th where many species of duck, geese, and Bald Eagles and January 5th, the lake was 99.9 % frozen and few birds were in the refuge. It is very serene and I still enjoyed the refuge. I saw...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

The road to get to this wildlife refuge is not paved so proceed with caution. You can't see the lake from the road but it's a fairly short walk away. Glad to see we're preserving these areas. Quite, very isolated, and peaceful.

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Reviewed 17 March 2013

Swan Lake NWR is known as a hunter's destination (especially waterfowl season), but it has much to offer anyone who enjoys experiencing natural habitats, learning about ecosystems and wildlife. Although a large portion of the refuge is closed to the general public from October 31...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2012

If you like outdoor areas, this is one of the nicest drives. There is an interpretive center at the headquarters.

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Reviewed 15 February 2012

I have to type fifty characters to satisfy TripAdvisor and get out of this screen.

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Reviewed 2 January 2012

I went to Swan Lake with my kids in December 2011. I knew ahead of time per their website that part of the refuge was closed but decided to go anyway. There is a short hike from the visitor center to a viewing platform where...More

Thank AK_Syringa
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