Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

  • Glacial perspective

    Nature Trek: A Glacial Perspective

    Did you know glaciers helped form the Illinois River Valley? Learn about how the last Ice Age shaped the present-day landscape.

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    Fulton-Mason Eagle Day

    Join us for the annual Fulton-Mason Eagle Day event on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

    Fulton-Mason Eagle Day

  • Refuge Hunting

    Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge is open to migratory bird, upland game and deer hunting. Please see the following link for details.

    Rules and Regulations

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