Visitor Activities

Visitor Activities at Cedar Point NWR

Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge offers selected visitor activities including fishing, wildlife viewing, photography, and interpretation.

  • Fishing

    A borrow pit (or ditch) is available for bank fishing June 1 through August 31. Bass and sunfish are the main species caught in this area. No flotation devices are permitted, and state regulations apply.

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  • Wildlife Viewing

    If you are birding in the area, the fishing access parking lot is one place you should include on your trip. There are tall cottonwoods and shrubby areas that provide views of a number of bird species. Guided tours can be scheduled through the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge visitor center.

  • Photography

    Wildlife photography is allowed through special guided tours scheduled through Ottawa Refuge visitor center. Photographers may catch a rare glimpse of nesting black terns or sandhill cranes while watching numerous herons and egrets forage in the shallow marsh.

  • Interpretation

    National wildlife refuges across the country provide opportunities for visitors to make their own connections to the natural world. Staff-led programs and tours help visitors learn more about the wildlife and habitats behind the landscapes. Cedar Point Refuge provides a number of events that highlight a variety of opportunities throughout the year. Programs and events are free, geared for youth and adults, and provide a range of opportunities that maximize first-hand experiences on the refuge. Contact the refuge for more information about upcoming programs (419-898-0014 or