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    Malheur Reopened to the Public!

    The Visitor Center/Nature Store, Museum, & adjacent grounds are now fully open to the public.

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    The Center Patrol Road is Open!

    The Center Patrol Road is open to visitors, along with the refuge headquarters, museum and adjacent grounds.

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Experience Malheur

Refuge Visitor Center and Nature Store are Open

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Refuge Visitor Center/Nature Store, Headquarters, Museum, and grounds have reopened to the public. The Visitor Center/Nature Store is open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Thursday. The Auto Tour Route, located along the Center Patrol Road, and Krumbo Reservoir are open to the public. Brochures and general information are available on this website and at all entrances to the Refuge. If you have any questions please contact us at malheur@fws.gov or (541) 493-2612.

Malheur NWR HQ Area Opens for Harney County Bird Fest


It’s Spring and the snow has been replaced by snow geese at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.The trees and flowers are blooming again and, as if on cue, the birds are making their return just in time for the Harney County Migratory Bird Festival. Great news for the thousands of birders expected to come out for Bird Fest and other visitors; the area around Refuge Headquarters and the on-site Museum are now reopened to the public. The Visitor Center/Nature Store is expected to reopen later this Spring.

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Get Involved

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Would you like to help with projects on the Refuge? Then you're in luck. We are now accepting applications in our Volunteer Program for 2017. Leave your contact information at malheur_volunteer@fws.gov if you are interested in volunteering or would like more information about the volunteer program. Specific project opportunities can also be found in the link below.

Volunteering at Malheur

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