Located along the Mississippi River in southeast Iowa, Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge provides more than 6,700 acres of habitat for migratory birds.  As a major stop on the Mississippi Flyway, the Refuge is a haven for waterfowl but is also home to bald eagles, warblers, woodpeckers, shore birds, turtles, snakes and butterflies.

It is also a place for people to enjoy wildlife watching, photography, nature study, hiking, paddling, fishing and more. 

As a national wildlife refuge Friends group, we are here to support the mission of the Refuge and to promote the area to people like you.

Take a tour through the website and, if you like what you see, we hope you will join us in our mission of supporting this beautiful place!