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


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    Cool Cats

    Predators are an essential part of a proper functioning ecosystem. Cats that live on our Refuge include bobcat, lynx and cougar.

    Cool Cats

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    Stories in the Snow

    Have you ever wondered who made that track in the snow?

    Stories in the Snow

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    Flames and Fire

    Fire helps to maintain healthy forests so we plan prescribed fire burns.

    Fire Management

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    Bike Rack

    Check out our new bike rack located by the Headquarters kiosk.

    Plan Your Visit

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    Western Pearlshell Mussel

    Do you know how long mussels live?

    Western Pearlshell Mussel

Special Events

Annual Winter Bird Count


Due to the Covid situation, we will not be doing the annual refuge winter bird count as a group this year. Instead, we are asking you to count birds on your own during the week of January 3rd through the 9th. Checklist/count forms are available at the Headquarters kiosk or using the link here. Please place your completed form behind the unfilled forms in the box, making sure to include where you went and how long you were out and how far you traveled. Thank you!

LPO Winter Checklist 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice


LPO Refuge is temporarily suspending Headquarters operating hours. Restrooms are CLOSED. Visitors are welcome to use The Auto Tour Route, trails, parking areas, and campgrounds.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Bear Hunting

Bear Hunting

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Special hunting rules


About the Complex

Inland Northwest Complex

Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Inland Northwest Complex.

Read more about the complex
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