Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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    The 2020 Nisqually Watershed Festival

    The 2020 Nisqually Watershed Festival is going "Virtual" starting at 10:00 on September 26.

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    Enjoy a walk on our Refuge trails

    Refuge trails were reopened on Monday, June 8. Limited parking with the buildings, restrooms and water fountains remaining closed.

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    Friends of Nisqually NWRC

    One of our support groups, please go to for more info


The 31st Annual Nisqually Watershed Festival is going Virtual!

2020 NWF Poster

Starting on Saturday, September 26, at 10am, join us as we celebrate our 31st Annual Nisqually Watershed Festival, a virtual celebration. The festivities will include speakers, music, science, crafts and so much more! To access the event go to

The 31st Annual Nisqually Watershed Festival is going Virtual!

2020 Fall Flyway

Please feel free to read the latest Flyway

Flyway 2020 Fall

2020 Summer Flyway

This is the latest article of The Flyway. Enjoy!

2020.06 Summer Flyway

Nisqually NWR Final CCP, EIS and Summary

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Complex is continuing to develop Comprehensive Conservation Plans (CCP) for Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and the Black River Unit of Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR with the help of the public, partners, and interested stakeholders. The CCPs will guide management of these refuges over the next 15 years.

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About the Complex

Nisqually NWR Complex

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Nisqually NWR Complex.

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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.

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