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 local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information.
  • Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, people 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.


Features

  • White-tailed Deer Buck

    New Hunting Opportunities

    The Rydell National Wildlife Refuge is expanding their hunt program.

    Learn More

  • Ruffed Grouse

    Hunting at Rydell NWR

    Please know the allowed areas and the rules for hunting at Rydell NWR

    Rydell Hunting Brochure

  • Friends Logo

    Friends of the Refuges

    View our Partnerships page for information on how to become a member of the Friends of Rydell & Glacial Ridge Refuges Association!

    Partnerships

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