Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

In keeping with guidance from the White House and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and acting out of an abundance of caution,we are temporarily suspending operations of the Visitor Center at  Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.


We are committed to doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, and you--our friends and neighbors. Therefore, planned Refuge events and programs may not take place as scheduled. Refuge lands, including nature trails and outdoor recreational activities, remain open and accessible to the public. Please visit refuge information kiosks or brochure boxes for visitor information and refuge maps.  We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide updates as they become available. 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates 

March 25, 2020 

2020 Exotic Hunt Information 

March 19, 2020 

At the direction of Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will suspend the collection of all entrance fees at national wildlife refuges until further notice. Almost 500 refuges are open to the public. Outdoor spaces remain open to the public at most refuges where it is possible to adhere to public health guidance. Many refuge facilities such as visitor centers, however, are closed.   

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Temporarily Suspends Entrance Fees at National Wildlife Refuges 

For more information regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19), visit the links below:
FWS Public Health Update 
CDC Guidance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention