• Upcoming Events

    • Ice Fishing Opens

      Ice Fishing
      Ice fishing is permitted on all refuge pools from January 1st to February 28.  Access to pools is limited to foot traffic only. Ice shanties may not be left overnight. Learn More
    • Ice Fishing Closes

      Ice Fishing
      Ice fishing is permitted on all refuge pools from January 1st to February 28. Access to pools is limited to foot traffic only. Ice shanties may not be left overnight.  Learn More
    • Last Day the Fishing Loop is Open

      Ducks
      September 30th is the last day the Fishing Loop is open. Starting October 1st the Fishing Loop will be closed to all traffic, including foot and bike traffic. This is to provide a place for migrating birds to rest undisturbed. Birds that live on the refuge throughout the summer months are often times accustomed to people and cars. Birds that stop at the refuge during migration are easily disturbed. These birds need their energy to complete their long flight. This is the reason for the closure of the Fishing Loop at an earlier date than the Marshland Wildlife Drive.   Learn More
    • Last Day the Marshland Wildlife Drive and Visitor Center are Open

      Seney Sunset with Ducks
      October 20th is the last Day the Marshland Wildlife Drive and Visitor Center are open.  Beginning on October 21st the visitor center and Marshland Wildlife Drive will be closed for the winter.  Just because the visitor center and Marshland Wildlife Drive are closed, it doesn't mean you can't visit the refuge.  There are a number of fun activities you can participate in over the winter at the refuge. Learn More
    • Refuge Pools Open to Fishing

      Fisherman
      Come catch the action! Summer/fall fishing on C-3, Show Pools, F, G, H, I, and J Pools, as well as the portions of D and E Pools adjacent to the Fishing Loop are open from May 15th through September 30th. All other Pools are closed to summer/fall fishing. Learn More