Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

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    eBird Trail Tracker

    Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings.

    eBird Trail Tracker

  • Summer Junior Naturalist Programs

    Summer Junior Naturalist Programs

    Looking for some outdoor fun for your school-age kids this summer?

    Learn more

  • Refuge Events

    Click below to see what's happening on the refuge!

    Upcoming Events

  • Greater Yellowlegs

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    Stay up to date with the latest wildlife sightings, events, and news through our Facebook page.

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    Waterfowl at the Refuge

    The refuge supports 3,400 acres of wetland. This fall’s migration should be better than ever.

    View our latest waterfowl counts

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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