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.



2021 Fall Flyway

This is the 2021 Fall Flyway

2021 Fall Flyway

2021 Summer Flyway

This is the 2021 Summer Flyway

2021 Summer Flyway

2021 Spring Flyway

This is the 2021 Spring Flyway

2021 Spring Flyway

The Waterfowl Hunt Area was Expanded in 2019

Changes in the hunt area were effective in 2019 and are still in place today.

Expanded Waterfowl Hunt Area in the Nisqually River Delta

Refuge trails are open


Please be advised that all buildings remain closed to the public and purchasing federal land passes are unavailable.

About the Complex

Nisqually NWR Complex

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Nisqually NWR Complex.

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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