Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. Visitor Centers and other facilities, however, may be closed. Scheduled events may be cancelled. Please follow public health guidelines and avoid congregating. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.


  • 2020 Spring Turkey Hunt Permits

    The Lottery application period for Refuge Spring turkey hunt permits has ended. Winners will be notified by email.

    Hunt Permit Website

  • Refuge Fishing Permits!

    2020 Refuge Fishing Permits are available by email. Please read and review the Rules and Procedures link below.


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    Meet Our Friends

    Friends of Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge is a 501c3 non-profit organization formed in 2002 to support CVNWR.

    Friends of Cherry Valley NWR

Hunting and Fishing

Attention Turkey Hunters

The Spring Turkey Hunt Permit Lottery will end March 23rd, 2020 Winners will be notified by email. Fall 2020 Refuge Hunt Permit Lotteries will open in June.

Spring Activity Update

Spring Activity Update

Migratory birds

Spring is a magical time for Birders and Wildlife Photographers at CVNWR. Enjoy our paved trails at the Headwaters Tract and observe hundreds of species of birds!

About the Complex

Lenape National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Lenape National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
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