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


Features

  • Current Conditions

    AS A PUBLIC HEALTH PRECAUTION THE UNION SLOUGH OFFICE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR STAFF AND VISITOR SAFETY. FOR ASSISTANCE CALL 515-928-2523

  • Hunter with Pheasant and Lab

    Jan 6-10 Pheasant Hunt

    The Cora Area of Union Slough NWR will be open for pheasant and partridge hunting Jan 6-10. Click below for Refuge Hunting Regulations:

    Union_Slough_Hunting_Regulations

  • Auto Tour Photo

    Auto Tour open May 1-9 for Bird Day!

    The Refuge Auto Tour Route will be open May 1-9 from sunrise-sunset in celebration of Int'l Migratory Bird Day. See the rules below:

    Auto Tour Route Rules Mig Bird Day 2021

  • Hunting Along Field

    New Hunting Opportunities

    The Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge is expanding their hunt program.

    Learn More

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    Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

    Are you looking to improve or create wildlife habitat on your privately-owned land?

    Click here to learn more

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.

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