Fisheries, Midwest Region
Conserving America's Fisheries

La Crosse FWCO photo by Bob Hurt
La Crosse FWCO photo by Bob Hurt

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

Although, outdoor recreation sites at national fish hatcheries and national wildlife refuges have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you Recreate Responsibly.

  • Check local conditions online and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • The CDC recommends all individuals wear a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission. Recognizing that most of the United States is currently in substantial or high transmission categories and to best protect visitors and our staff, we’ve implemented a nationwide mask requirement. Masks are now required inside all U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service buildings, regardless of vaccination status or location. All people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask on all forms of public transportation and in healthcare settings on DOI lands.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.

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Last updated: August 20, 2021