Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you Recreate Responsibly.

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information.
  • Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, people who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Around the Refuge

Comment Period Open for Hunting Plan

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The Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Plan is now available for public comment. The comment period will be open through the end of the "2021–2022 Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations" comment period, which is July 6. If you wish to comment, please note "Missisquoi NWR" in the subject line of an email, and address to "HuntFishRuleComments@fws.gov"

Missisquoi NWR Draft Hunting Plan

Spring at Missisquoi

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One of the most exciting times to visit the refuge! Waterfowl and other song birds are returning to the refuge each day. Enjoy the refuge trails or paddle the river and enjoy the place these birds call home.

Visitor Activities

Young birder on the refuge - USFWS.

There are a variety of activities year-round at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife viewing, photography, hunting, environmental education and interpretation. Learn more on our Visitor Activities page.

Visitor Activities

Get Involved

Waterfowl banding - USFWS.

There are a wide variety of opportunities for volunteers on the refuge including invasive species control, trail maintenance, waterfowl banding, public events and many others. Learn more on our Get Involved page.

Get Involved
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Wildlife and Habitat

American bittern in flight - Ken Sturm/USFWS.

There are wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the year at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge. Visit our Wildlife & Habitat page to learn more about when and where to view various species.

Wildlife & Habitat

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