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

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    Cool Cats

    Predators are an essential part of a proper functioning ecosystem. Cats that live on our Refuge include bobcat, lynx and cougar.

    Cool Cats

  • Cat print

    Stories in the Snow

    Have you ever wondered who made that track in the snow?

    Stories in the Snow

  • Fire Line

    Flames and Fire

    Fire helps to maintain healthy forests so we plan prescribed fire burns.

    Fire Management

  • Bike Rack 2

    Bike Rack

    Check out our new bike rack located by the Headquarters kiosk.

    Plan Your Visit

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    Western Pearlshell Mussel

    Do you know how long mussels live?

    Western Pearlshell Mussel

Special Events

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

Kootenai

LPO Refuge is temporarily suspending Headquarters operating hours. All other refuge facilities are open. Restrooms are not sanitized. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol after use.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Bear Hunting

Bear Hunting

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Special hunting rules

Bears

About the Complex

Inland Northwest Complex

Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Inland Northwest Complex.

Read more about the complex
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