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 alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors 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.


Features

  • Spring

    Purchase a Refuge Pass!

    Wildlife Drive Passes and Annual Refuge Hunting Permits can now be purchased on Forsythe's Permit and Pass Site.

    Click here to purchase your own pass!

  • Snowy Owl

    Forsythe Big Nature Year

    We invite you to spend 2020 observing and counting wildlife on the refuge. All for fun and prizes!

    Find out more!

Around the Refuge

Interactive Map

Interactive map

Use this interactive map to help you find trails, boat launches, boundaries, and hunting access sites and areas. You’ll be able to view different map layers to get the information you need to plan your next visit.

Interactive map
What's Happening

Attention Hunters!

Hunting page

Hunting season 2021/2022 regulations are now updated. Click here for maps and more information.

Hunting page

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