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


Features

  • Fishing at Graveling Point

    Release of Draft Fishing Plan

    Forsythe Refuge is seeking public review and comment on its proposed fishing update.

    More information

  • 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

This interactive map helps visitors locate refuge trails, property boundaries, boat launches, and area roads. You’ll have the ability to view different map layers to get the information you need to plan your next visit.

Interactive map

The Nature of Volunteering

Volunteers on the refuge - USFWS.

Volunteers are an integral part of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more about the type of work our volunteers do on the refuge and check out their latest newsletter on our Get Involved page.

Learn more.

Visitor Activities

Boaters on the refuge at sunset  - USFWS.

There are activities at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge throughout the year including hunting, fishing (freshwater and saltwater), wildlife viewing, photography and environmental education. Learn more on our Visitor Activities page.

Visitor Activities
News

Seeking Public Comment on Fishing Plan

Forsythe Refuge is seeking public review and comment on its proposed fishing update. The public is invited to review the draft documents, including the Draft Fishing Plan, Compatibility Determination, and Environmental Assessment.

More information

What's Happening

Attention Hunters!

Hunting page

New regulations for hunting are now in effect. Click here for maps and more information.

Hunting page

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

NWRS Logo

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