Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. Visitor Centers and other facilities, however, may be closed. Scheduled events may be cancelled. Please follow public health guidelines and avoid congregating. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.

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