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    Old Cedar Ave Public Comment Period Open

    Comment period for the next phase of the Old Cedar Avenue construction project is now open. Follow the link for more information.

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  • Non lead slug

    Why switch ammunition?

    Lead exposure and poisoning occurs at high percentages in bald eagles found dead in the Midwest.

    Learn more about hunting with non-lead

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    Refuge Gallery

    The November 2018 Gallery Artist is photographer Ben Koser of Ben Bear Photography

    Meet Ben


Visitor Center Hours

The Bloomington Education and Visitor Center is open for fall hours: Wednesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Rapids Lake Education Center open to the public and school groups beginning September 4, Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Old Cedar Ave. Road Project

Old Cedar Ave Bridge

The City of Bloomington has released the Old Cedar Avenue area, and it is once again open! First phases of construction are complete, and plans are moving along for the second phase, to include construction of a shelter and restrooms.

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Recreation Passes

America the Beautiful Passes

Federal Lands Pass

Senior, Senior Annual, Annual, Military, Access, and Every Kid in a Park (4th Grade) passes are available at our Bloomington Visitor Center. (Cash or check only)

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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