Operational Changes Due to COVID-19

We are proud to provide opportunities for safe, enjoyable outdoor experiences at many of our national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries during the coronavirus pandemic. If visiting one of our locations, it is critically important to follow guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities on social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and exercising good hygiene. If a parking lot is full when you visit, please do not stop. We understand that the outdoors can help relieve stress, but these guidelines must be followed for our public health and safety. For now, the refuge visitor center is closed and most scheduled events have been postponed.

For more information visit our webpage, 
FWS Coronavirus Response.

Refuge Operations Update

Visitor Center operations and all public events have been suspended at the Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

Trails and beach access are open and accessible to the public for hiking, birding, and other outdoor recreational activities; please practice social distancing and other 
CDC guidelines.

Please visit refuge information kiosks or brochure boxes for visitor information and 
refuge maps.

Updates will be posted to the refuge’s 
Facebook and right here on our website.


Scrub Trail Temporary Closure

A portion of the Scrub Trail is temporarily closed due to hazardous conditions. Please refer to signage on the trail for additional information. 


Hours and Entrance Fees Update

Pass sales hours are subject to change. Daily fees must be deposited in the metal canister located at the beach entrance. Annual refuge and interagency passes are available for sale onsite (cash or check only). For hours and information on purchasing passes, please visit the Hours and Entrance Fees page