|29 Tabor Road
Swanton, VT 05488
Plan Your Visit
Visitor Center - Open 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday & 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturdays from mid-May through mid-October. Please call the refuge to confirm Saturday openings. Outdoor facilities are open daily, dawn to dusk year 'round.
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge headquarters office and visitor center is located about 6 miles northwest of Swanton, off Route 78, on Tabor Rd. From I89, take Exit 21 and turn west on Route 78. Follow Route 78 west for about 1.5 miles to the intersection of Route 78 and US Route 7 at the Swanton town square. Turn right and follow Route 78 west for another 6 miles and look for the West Swanton Apple Orchard on your right. Just past the orchard, turn left on Tabor Rd. Refuge headquarters is on the left. A refuge entrance sign is located at the corner of Route 78 and Tabor Rd. and is visible from Route 78.
From the West, take Exit 42 off of I87 and turn right onto US Route 11 and follow for about 6 miles. Turn right onto US Route 2/Bridge Rd. and follow for about 7 miles. Turn left onto Vermont Route 78 and follow for 4.5 miles and look for Tabor Rd. on the right.
The refuge does not currently charge an entrance fee.
Upland Game/Big Game Hunt Program
All persons hunting upland or big game on Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge must obtain a permit and pay a $10 fee at refuge headquarters prior to hunting. Hunters must hold a valid state hunting license in order to obtain a refuge hunting permit.
Migratory Game Bird Hunt Program Waterfowl
The refuge is divided into six discrete waterfowl hunting units. Not all units require permits or fees. Only hunters who draw a blind site during the pre-season lottery are required to pay a $10 fee no later than two days before the first day of the season or the permit will be canceled and made available to standby hunters.
Woodcock and Wilson's Snipe
No refuge permit or fee is required to hunt woodcock and snipe on the refuge, but state regulations and requirements do apply.
Federal Duck Stamps and Federal Recreational Lands Passes, including Annual Passes, Access Passes, Volunteer Passes and Senior Passes are available at the refuge headquarters building on Tabor Road.