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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Castle Rock

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The refuge is closed to the public to prevent disturbance to the seabirds, marine mammals and their habitat.

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Common Murre Nesting Colony

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The cliffs of Castle Rock provide security for over 100,000 breeding Common Murres every year, making it one of the largest breeding colonies on the Pacific coast.

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About the Complex

Humboldt Bay

Castle Rock National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Humboldt Bay .

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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.

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