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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain 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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    Refuge Gallery

    Enjoy a selection of refuge photographs from photographer Stephanie Pluscht.

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    Support the Friends Group!

    The non-profit group helps lead educational programs, promotes awareness, and so much more!

    Friends of Bon Secour Naional Wildlife Refuge

  • Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings

    Sea Turtle Nesting Season

    Sea turtles nest at the refuge from June through October. Learn more about these fascinating reptiles and nesting statistics.

    Learn more about the Loggerhead Sea Turtle

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    Every Kid in a Park

    The "Every Kid in a Park" initiative provides all fourth graders and their families free admission to public lands.

    Every Kid in a Park FAQ's

Refuge News

Refuge Pet Policy

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Why can't I bring my pet to Bon Secour Refuge? Find out more by reading our pet policy.

Pet Policy

Sea Turtle Nesting Season

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Thousands of sea turtle hatchlings take their first steps right here on Gulf Coast beaches!

Learn more about the loggerhead sea turtle

Take A Hike!

Centennial Trail Boardwalk

Discover nature by exploring Bon Secour NWR trails!

Did You Know?

Alabama Beach Mouse

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Did you know that the Alabama Beach Mouse is an endangered species that can be found only on the Alabama coast?

Learn More...

About the Complex

Gulf Coast Complex

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Gulf Coast Complex.

Read more about the complex
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