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.


Refuge Planning

Refuge Planning

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Learn about the Comprehensive Conservation Plan that will guide the Refuge into the future.

Comprehensive Conservation Planning
Refuge Inhabitants

Breeding Seabirds and Shorebirds

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Discover the fifteen seabird and shorebird species breeding on Refuge.

Breeding Seabirds and Shorebirds

About the Complex

Washington Maritime Complex

Copalis National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Washington Maritime Complex.

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS