River S/Auto Tour Mon-Friday Closure

Last Updated: 01/06/2020

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The River 'S' Unit/AutoTour of the Refuge will be closed to ALL PUBLIC ACCESS Monday - Friday until the bridge construction projects finalizes in the spring of 2020.  

During construction, access to the River S Unit will be limited to Saturdays and Sundays only. This includes both vehicle traffic and pedestrians during all hours.

Construction has replaced the existing single-lane bridge that previously provided access to the unit. The new bridge is two lanes wide and crosses over both the railroad tracks and the river. Keeping the unit closed is necessary even during this last phase of construction as there is limited space for crews to operate equipment while interfacing with the railroad and public traffic.

To keep everyone safe and construction moving forward on time, please stay off the entrance road. 


The Refuge Office will remain open during the closures, Monday - Friday, 7:30 - 3:30 as staff availability allows.  Please call ahead of time to ensure staff presence.