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 local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information.
  • Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, people 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.


  • Aerial photo of the refuge.

    Refuge Tour

    Guided tours are temporarily suspended in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Tour Details

  • Woodcock Promo

    Next steps for our Hunting & Fishing Plan

    The 3-month public comment period for our draft Hunting and Fishing Plan ended July 6th, 2021. We are now in the process of reviewing all submitted comments, developing responses, and incorporating any necessary changes as we finalize the plan. The draft document people commented on is available on our Hunting webpage.

    Hunting Webpage

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