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.


  • Hunt Permit Lottery Closed

    The Fall 2021-Spring 2022 hunt permit lottery has closed and all permits have been awarded.

  • 2021 Final Cherry Valley NWR Hunt Plan

    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has released a new hunt plan for the Cherry Valley NWR. The final plan can be viewed below.

    Cherry Valley NWR Final Hunt Plan 2021

  • Sick/Injured/Orphaned Wildlife Advisory

    The refuge does not accept injured or orphaned wildlife. If you see an animal in need of help, contact the Pocono Wildlife Rehab Center.

    Sick/Injured/Orphaned Wildlife Advisory

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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

Fall 2021-Spring 2022 Hunt Permit Lottery Closed

The hunt permit lottery for Fall 2021-Spring 2022 has closed and all permits have been awarded.

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 Headquarters 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