Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene.


Outdoor Women at Big Oaks!

Outdoor Woman

Outdoor Women at Big Oaks NWR is set for June 13th, we are now accepting registrations. Be sure to check back for changes caused by pandemic.

Click Here for Outdoor Women Info!

Check here for future info on refuge turkey hunt

Wild Tom

COVID19 Updates Coming! Status of Hunt will be decided soon

Turkey Hunt at Big Oaks

Conservation Planning

Henslow's Sparraow

Big Oaks begins planning process. Stay tuned for future public participation opportunities!

Learn more
Refuge Opens to Public Use on April 17th!

Check here for the 2020 Public Use Calendar!

Old Timbers Lake

Check back in April for schedule updates to refuge opening due to COVID19 pandemic

Refuge Calendar and Other Info

Navigation Aid

Use this map!

PDF Map3

Check this out for a cool navigation aid while you are on the refuge! Link below goes to PDF file.


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