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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information.
  • Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, people who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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