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.


  • Flooded LML Trail 4/25/18

    Refuge Trail Conditions

    Please see the most up to date information for refuge trail conditions and pending or current closures here:

    Trail Report

  • Wood Duck

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Journal

    See the latest activities, events and conservation work from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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  • BlackTernChick

    Small Wetlands Program

    Since its creation more than 50 years ago, this program protects nearly 3 million acres of land as Waterfowl Production Areas.

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  • DuckStamp

    Federal Duck Stamp

    Funds from the sale of Federal Duck Stamps permanently protect habitat on the district.

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Current Conditions

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To ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers and employees, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge visitor centers in Bloomington and Carver, MN are closed starting Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. Trails remain open from sunrise to sunset, but be aware of spring flood closures.

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Hunting Information

Hunting Information

Duck Hunt at Sunrise

Attention hunters! You can find current information about hunting on the District by visiting our Rules and Regulations page.

District Rules and Regulations

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