Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


  • Aerial photo of the refuge.

    Refuge Tour

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

    Tour Details

  • Woodcock Promo

    Will you comment on our Hunting & Fishing Plan?

    The draft of our Hunting and Fishing Plan is finished and we'd like comments from the public! The press release and draft document are available on our Hunting webpage. The comment period is open until July 6, 2021.

    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