Crescent Lake NWR

Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Garden County

Biologically Unique Landscape: Sandhills Alkaline Lakes

Looking for Butterflies: A vast expanse – check thistle and gayfeather blossoms that attract pollinators. An excellent site for skippers (Hesperiidae).

Special Instructions: A single track bisects the refuge. In particularly wet seasons some roads can become difficult or impossible to cross.

Links for More Information:

  Other sites nearby: Crescent Lake SWMA

Notable Butterflies Present (NENHP S Rank):

Island Lake, Crescent Lake NWR