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.


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    Refuge Trails and Overlooks Only

    Refuge lands are closed to the public from March 1 - September 30, except for trails and overlooks.

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    Increasing access for hunting

    Refuge manager Tom Roster on what increasing access means for the refuge and visitors.

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Final Hunting Plan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a final Hunting Plan for Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge in July 2020 and these changes were published in the Federal Register on August 31, 2020.

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Activities for Kids

Check out our new page which will be slowly filled with activities kids can do at home!

Just for Kids

Visitor Activities

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There are a variety of activities year round at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife observation, photography, fishing and many others. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.

Visitor Activities

eBird Trail Tracker

Discover what birds have been seen recently at the refuge using Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker.

eBird Trail Tracker
Submit your Refuge Photos!

Annual Amateur Photography Contest

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The Annual Amateur Photography Contest at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge is underway! Send us your best pictures from the refuge.

Learn more and enter.

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