Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. Visitor Centers and other facilities, however, may be closed. Scheduled events may be cancelled. Please follow public health guidelines and avoid congregating. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.

Things To Know

Visitor Activities

Visitor Activities Promo

There are a variety of activities year round at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife observation, photography, fishing and many others. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.

Visitor Activities

eBird Trail Tracker

Discover what birds have been seen recently at the refuge using Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker.

eBird Trail Tracker
2020 Draft Hunt Plan Open for Comment

Seeking Public Comment on Refuge Hunt Plan

Iroquois NWR is seeking public review of its draft Hunt Plan and compatibility determinations which is proposing changes including strategies from our Comprehensive Conservation Plan from 2011. Comments will be accepted until 4/17/2020 and may be submitted via phone at 585-948-7030, email to or postal mail to Iroquois NWR, 1101 Casey Road, Basom, NY 14013. The downloadable document is here:

Iroquois Hunt Plan and CD

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