Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining 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


  • Flooded LML Trail 4/25/18

    Trail Conditions

    Please see the most up to date information for trail conditions and pending or current closures here:

    Trail Conditions

  • Wood Duck

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Journal

    See the latest activities, events and conservation work from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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  • BlackTernChick

    Small Wetlands Program

    Since its creation more than 50 years ago, this program protects nearly 3 million acres of land as Waterfowl Production Areas.

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  • DuckStamp

    Federal Duck Stamp

    Funds from the sale of Federal Duck Stamps permanently protect habitat on the district.

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Current Conditions

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To ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers and employees, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge visitor centers in Bloomington and Carver, MN are closed starting Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. Trails remain open from sunrise to sunset, but be aware of spring flood closures.

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ALERT: Spring Flooding

Flooded LML Trail

Seasonal flooding has begun, and closures of Refuge Trails are occurring. Know before you go:

Refuge Trail Conditions
Hunting Information

Hunting Information

Duck Hunt at Sunrise

Attention hunters! You can find current information about hunting on the District by visiting our Rules and Regulations page.

District Rules and Regulations

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