Dates Open: April 10 – May 10, 2016
The fruiting bodies of morel mushrooms may be collected by hand for personal use or consumption from April 10 – May 10, 2016 in the forested hills of the Loess Bluffs, located on the east side of Highway 159 (see map link below). Please use the headquarters area for parking. Stay within the refuge boundary, which is designated by the national wildlife refuge boundary signs.
The remaining areas of the refuge are closed for mushroom hunting. Mushroom hunting is not permitted along the auto tour route or within any bottomland area. Any disturbance in the closed areas can be detrimental for endangered, sensitive, or nesting wildlife species on the refuge.
Mushroom Hunting Map 2016