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


  • Get Outside

    Tamarac Take Out

    Check out the kids activities that will TAKE them OUTdoors!

    Tamarac Take Out

  • Nature Connect 1

    Nature is still Open!

    Tamarac hiking trails and the Blackbird Wildlife Drive remains open. Social distance at Tamarac Refuge!

  • Spring Ducks

    Waterfowl Arrives

    Lakes are opening up! Ducks, geese, swans and loons have arrived.

  • Wood frog

    Spring Chorus

    Wood frogs and chorus frogs are singing in the vernal ponds. Come out and listen to nature!

    Minnesota Frogs

  • Wildlife Drive

    Blackbird Wildlife Drive Open

    Nature is still open! Take a drive and watch Tamarac wake up this spring.

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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