Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Around the Refuge

Fall at Missisquoi

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With the mosquitoes and deer flies gone and fall migration underway fall is one of the best times to visit the refuge.

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