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


Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

Hunting

The Howard Creek, Fern Ridge, and Pine Creek units have areas open to limited hunting, fishing, and wildlife photography and observation.

Rules and Regulations
Public Use on the Driftless NWR

Public Use

There are only 3 areas of the Driftless NWR that are open to public use.

Public Use Maps

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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