Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • 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.


  • BWTE for Hunt

    2021-2022 Waterfowl Hunt

    Waterfowl Hunting Regulations for the 2021/2022 season are now available online.

    Click for more information

  • 2021 Youth/Jr. Camps Postponed

    2021 Jr. Ranger Camp and 2021 Youth Game Warden Camp are postponed until next year. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

  • New! Spanish Brochure Available

    Our first ever Spanish language brochure is now available to print or pick up, check it out!

    Download the Spanish Brochure


2021-2022 Waterfowl Hunting Regulations

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Updates for the upcoming waterfowl hunting season are now available online. There are many new changes, including the online only brochure. Please read the updated webpage carefully.

Click here for the 2021-2022 Hunting webpage

Visitor Brochures

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Before you visit, make sure to find the most recent copy of our brochures, trail guides, species lists, and more online.

Plan Your Visit

New! Species Checklists

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Curious what bird, butterfly, dragonfly, or mammal you saw? Take a new species list with you!

Find the lists here!
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Making a Difference


The refuge's volunteers make many wonderful things happen for wildlife and people! They construct boardwalks and cabinets; teach outdoor education classes and lead nature walks; band geese and help restore native prairie; run the Visitor Information Station and maintain trails; and many other valuable efforts that make the refuge a better place wildlife and you.

Get Involved

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS