Refuge Headquarters is still Closed!
Refuge Headquarters (Visitor Center, Nature Store, museum and grounds) remains closed to the public. Other portions of the refuge are open.
The Center Patrol Road is Open!
The Center Patrol Road is open to visitors. Access is open to all portions of the refuge except for Headquarters.
Visitor Access Brochure
VolunteeringMay 23, 2016
We need your help with Refuge specific projects to help us complete projects that were not completed due to the occupation. Many of these opportunities are listed below. If you are interested in volunteering with one of the projects listed, please RSVP or sign up using the email address listed with the specific project. You can also leave your contact information at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like general information about volunteering. We are accepting volunteer applications under our Volunteer Program for 2017. Volunteering at Malheur
About the NWRS
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
- October 28, 2016
While we are profoundly disappointed in the outcome of the trial, we are eager to move forward. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to the security, healing and comfort of our Malheur National Wildlife Refuge employees and the Harney County communities they serve, and to continue strengthening the collaborations and positive relationships cited throughout this trial.
- May 23, 2016
Refuge Headquarters, including the Visitor Center/Nature Store, museum and grounds remain closed to the public. Buildings and grounds are active work sites and are closed for safety reasons. We are pleased to open other portions of the refuge to visitors and we are working on a re-opening celebration for Refuge Headquarters set for the late summer/early fall. The Center Patrol Road (auto tour route) and Krumbo Reservoir are open to the public. Brochures and general information are available on this website and at all entrances to the refuge. If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com or leave a message on our temporary phone line at 541/589-0819.General Refuge Brochure
Waterfowl hunting will not be allowed on Malheur Lake this year because of low water conditions. At it's current level of just 4,000 acres all water is outside of the north and south Malheur Lake Hunt Units. Waterfowl hunting is now permitted in the Buena Vista Unit. Check current hunting regulations for limits.
Hunting at Malheur Refuge
The Refuge will not be hosting a carp fishing event on the Blitzen River at headquarters this fall.
The staccato call of the greater sandhill crane announces the beginning of spring at the refuge. Cranes are a common sight strutting across meadows in search of their next meal.
Page Photo Credits Sandhill Crane © Barbara Wheeler Photography, American Avocet- Aditi The Stargazer
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2016