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.


Around the Refuge

Final Hunt Plan

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed a final hunting plan for Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Vermont. We will begin to implement the Hunting Plan for Missisquoi NWR upon publication of the final 2021-2022 Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations in the Federal Register. The final plan can be viewed here:

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Fall at Missisquoi

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Fall is a great time to bring the family to the refuge! There are four trails to enjoy each sampling different habitats and wildlife. With no bugs, the trails are perfect for long walks and fall bird watching!

Visitor Activities

Young birder on the refuge - USFWS.

There are a variety of activities year-round at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife viewing, photography, hunting, environmental education and interpretation. Learn more on our Visitor Activities page.

Visitor Activities

Get Involved

Waterfowl banding - USFWS.

There are a wide variety of opportunities for volunteers on the refuge including invasive species control, trail maintenance, waterfowl banding, public events and many others. Learn more on our Get Involved page.

Get Involved
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Wildlife and Habitat

American bittern in flight - Ken Sturm/USFWS.

There are wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the year at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge. Visit our Wildlife & Habitat page to learn more about when and where to view various species.

Wildlife & Habitat

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