Open Spaces: Hot Fun in the Summertime -- At Your National Wildlife Refuges!

Hot Fun in the Summertime -- At Your National Wildlife Refuges!

Longer days and warm nights mean many people are looking to spend as much time as possible outdoors this summer -- and we don't want you to overlook your national wildlife refuges as you plan summertime excursions!

yellow_flowersTake in views like this one, captured at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa. 
(Photo: USFWS)

Join in a bird festival, butterfly count or other special event – or make your own anytime event by hiking a refuge trail or driving along a wildlife viewing route. Many refuges also make great destinations for activities such as fishing and paddling.

To locate a refuge near you, use the “find your refuge” tool or check out the links below!

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Last updated: June 21, 2012