Opening of Red Sleep Mountain DriveSaturday, May 9, 2015
This is the day we plan to open Red Sleep Mountain Drive for the summer season (weather and road conditions permitting, of course). This scenic road provides excellent opportunities to see a variety of wildlife along with numerous blooming wildflowers.
The front gate will open at 6:30 p.m. and the Refuge closes to all public use at dark (check at the front gate for posted times). Morning and evening typically provide the best wildlife viewing. For visitors coming for an evening visit, you will need to start Red Sleep Mountain Drive no later than 6 p.m. to finish the loop before the main gate closes at dark. Fees are charged for the scenic drives. Pay at the Visitor Center when it is open or use the Iron Ranger.
Start Red Sleep by 6 p.m.
Please Note: the Visitor Center will be on limited hours until after Memorial Day (Tuesday, May 26)
Visitor Center Hours through Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when open (may be closed)
Weekends and Federal Holidays (including Memorial Day): CLOSED