Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public. For now, refuge visitor centers and other public facilities may be closed and most scheduled events have been postponed.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page.


  • hunting and fishing rotator

    Hunting and Fishing Permits

    Getting your hunting/fishing permit for the Refuge is as easy as hitting "Print"! Just follow the link below.

    Brochure Page

  • olympic rings 206x116

    Animal Olympics

    Need to get up and move? Try some of these Wildlife Olympic Events at home!

    Animal Olympics

  • green frog 226x150

    Who's Calling?

    Learn about some of the commonly heard frog and toads in western Kentucky.

    Sounds of Frogs

Refuge Report

Comments Needed on Draft Hunt Plan

hunting 150x103

Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge is proposing to update the refuge's hunting program and is seeking public comment on the changes.

Learn how to provide comments here.

2019-2020 Hunting/Fishing Permits Still Good!

The 2020-2021 hunting permits are not available yet, so the old (2019-2020) permits will continue to be accepted. We will post the new ones as soon as they become available. Thanks for your patience!

Green River NWR

NWR system sign 95x200

For more information on Green River National Wildlife Refuge follow the link below.

Learn more
Current Conditions

Office Closure

We are committed to doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, and you - our friends and neighbors. In keeping with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kentucky State Governor's Office, our office is closed to the public. We will continue our work and remain available to answer questions. Please use the following to contact us: Phone: 270-527-5770 Email: Facebook: Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge While we are not gathering together at this time, national wildlife lands currently remain open for all.

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