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 local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information.
  • Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, people 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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    Research Vessel Tiglax

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Tour the R/V Tiglax

R/V Tiglax

Take a 3D tour of our research ship, meet her crew, and learn about life onboard.

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Meet Us at the Visitor Center

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The visitor center will reopen to the public on Monday, June 7. Check the link below for hours and our virtual tour!

Visitor Center Hours and 3D Virtual Tour

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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