Alert - Visitor Center and Other Closures

Erie National Wildlife Refuge land remains open to visitors, including hiking trails, observation decks, fishing, hunting , and refuge public roads. Please follow leave no trace and carry in/carry out guidelines to ensure the refuge stays clean and safe for the wildlife and other visitors.  


It is only the refuge visitor center and restrooms that remains closed until further notice. All refuge events are also postponed until further notice.   


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of Public Health and the US Public Health Service are closely monitoring the situation related to the outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). In accordance with CDC guidance and other federal, state, and local health authorities, facilities managers in national wildlife refuges continue to do everything they can to maintain high standards related to the health and wellness of staff and visitors.