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.

Refuge Report

Visit Your National Wildlife Refuge!

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National Wildlife Refuges provide a variety of activities that offer the chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. Find out more about public use opportunities at Green River National Wildlife Refuge.

Public Use Information

Know the Signs

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Various signs may be posted on the refuge for your protection and the protection of wildlife. Learn about what each sign means.

Please Respect the Following Signs

Bring the Refuge to you!

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When taking a trip to the refuge isn't possible, you can still learn about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, different wildlife species, and wildlife careers.

USFWS Educational Videos


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Visit our pages made just for kids! They are full of ideas on how to play outside. No adults allowed!

Just For Kids
Interested Landowners

Potentially Interested Landowners

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will buy land from willing sellers only. If your land falls within the Conservation Partnership Area and you would like more information follow the link below.

Learn more...

Kentucky Refuges

National Wildlife Refuges in Kentucky

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Green River National Wildlife Refuge is managed out of the Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters in Benton, Kentucky.

Visit Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge's Page

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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