National Wildlife Refuge System

Recent Refuges

National Wildlife Refuge

State

Establishment

Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Oregon 12/03/2013

Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge

Illinois 11/06/2012

Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area

New Mexico 9/27/2012

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

New Mexico 9/21/2012

Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area

Colorado 9/14/2012

Swan Valley Conservation Area

Montana 8/6/2012

Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area

Florida 1/18/2012

Flint Hills Legacy Conservation Area

Kansas 9/28/2011

Dakota Grassland Conservation Area

North Dakota, South Dakota 9/21/2011

Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Pennsylvania

10/18/2010

Tulare Basin Wildlife Management Area

California

3/22/2010

Mariana Arc Of Fire National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Minor Outlying Islands

1/16/2009

Mariana Trench National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Minor Outlying Islands

1/16/2009

Wake Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Minor Outlying Islands

1/16/2009

Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge

Colorado

7/12/2007

Rocky Mountain Front Conservation Area

Montana

9/19/2006

Neches River National Wildlife Refuge

Texas

8/23/2006

Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge

Minnesota

10/26/2004

Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge

Mississippi

1/23/2004

Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge

Mississippi

1/23/2004

Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge

Alabama

5/29/2003

Baca National Wildlife Refuge

Colorado

4/10/2003

Cahaba National Wildlife Refuge

Alabama

9/25/2002

Red River National Wildlife Refuge

Louisiana

8/22/2002

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

Michigan

12/21/2001

Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge

Louisiana

10/31/2001

Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

Massachusetts

7/8/2001

Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

Puerto Rico

5/1/2001

Coldwater River National Wildlife Refuge

Mississippi

1/30/2001

Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Minor Outlying Islands

1/18/2001

Kingman Reef National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Minor Outlying Islands

1/18/2001

Oahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge

Hawaii

12/21/2000

Dakota Tallgrass Prairie Wildlife Management Area

South Dakota

12/19/2000

Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Texas

10/21/2000

Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

Minnesota

9/18/2000

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge

California

8/1/2000

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge

Indiana

6/30/2000

Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge

Louisiana

5/30/2000

North Dakota Wildlife Management Area

North Dakota

2/25/2000

John W. And Louise Seier National Wildlife Refuge

Nebraska

10/26/1999


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers the establishment date of a National Wildlife Refuge to be the later of the authorizing date and first tract acquired.

Last updated: December 6, 2013