• Old Cedar Bridge

    Old Cedar Closure

    The Old Cedar Avenue trail head is CLOSED to public access. Please do not enter the area or bypass closure signs to access the area.

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  • Non lead slug

    Why switch ammunition?

    Lead exposure and poisoning occurs at high percentages in bald eagles found dead in the Midwest.

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    Refuge Gallery

    The November 2018 Gallery Artist is photographer Ben Koser of Ben Bear Photography

    Meet Ben


Visitor Center Hours

The Bloomington Education and Visitor Center is open for fall hours: Wednesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Rapids Lake Education Center open to the public and school groups beginning September 4, Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Old Cedar Ave. Road Project

Old Cedar Ave Bridge

The contractor for the City of Bloomington has control of the Old Cedar Avenue parking lot and the road leading to it beyond the Bloomington Greenhouse. The contractor will continue progress on road construction, the comfort station, and parking lot renovation, and consider it an active construction site for the duration of the project, slated to last through November 2018.

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Recreation Passes

America the Beautiful Passes

Federal Lands Pass

Senior, Senior Annual, Annual, Military, Access, and Every Kid in a Park (4th Grade) passes are available at our Bloomington Visitor Center. (Cash or check only)

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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.

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