Insect repellent is necessary from mid-may through mid-October. Trails are frequently wet during the spring from mid–March through mid-May, including occasional inundation in very wet years. Some trails are closed for short periods especially in the fall when hunting activities are ongoing. Please observe and heed the posted seasonal information regarding trail conditions and advisories at trail heads. Dogs are allowed on the refuge, but MUST be on a leash and under the owners control at all times. Some areas along the lake boundary are closed to boating. Click here for a map of areas closed to boating on the refuge. Public use is generally allowed only along designated public use trails or on the Missisquoi River and Dead Creek by boat. Click here for a map of open and closed areas on the refuge.
Headquarters building and visitor center is located at 29 Tabor Rd. Swanton, VT 05488. Tel. no. 802-868-4781
29 Tabor Rd.
Swanton, VT 05488
Vermont RT. 78 to Tabor Rd. Turn onto Tabor proceed south 1/4 mile to refuge HQ.
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Visible from mid-March through early November. This species is frequently observed along trails and wildlife viewing areas of the refuge in wetland areas and marsh units. Nesting boxes are placed in many wetland habitats and these nesting boxes are visible from refuge trails, boardwalks and viewing areas.