Refuge Alerts


  • Due to a wildfire started 11 August 2018, the North Loop is currently closed. 
  • The Boardwalk Trail, Marsh Overlook Trail, and Sparrow Loop will be closed on Thursday and Friday, August 16 and 17, 2018 for the installation of a new footbridge.
  • The Auto Tour Loop will be closed Monday - Wednesday, August 20 - 22, 2018 for a road paving project. 
  • Periodically, the phone lines to the refuge do not function. You may hear a ring, or even get through to the Visitor Center, but then be disconnected. You may try to email us through this web page ("Contact Us" at the bottom of the webpage), or contact us through Facebook messaging. 
  • The Observation Blind and Trail are currently closed. A culvert has collapsed under the parking lot and foot bridge. 
  • July 9th through August 31st, 2018: motorists may experience delays of a few minutes due to two small roadwork projects. Please drive carefully. 
  • Entrance to the Tour Loop is fee-free during the roadwork project. 
  • Fishing and Frogging are currently closed at the Boardwalk due to a naturally occurring cyanobacteria algae bloom. Do not enter the water.