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 alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors 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.


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  • 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

  • Auto Tour Photo

    Auto Tour Route open for NWR Week!

    The Refuge Auto Tour Route will be open Oct 9-17 from sunrise-sunset in celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week. See the rules below:

    2021 Refuge Week Tour Route Rules

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    Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

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

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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