Around the Refuge

2019 Hunting Regulations Available Now

Hunting Lg

WATERFOWL Hunting is closed for the week of December 2 due to weather and ground conditions. New self-serve permit system begins December 10. Please check back here for opening/closing updates. DEER Hunting is now open in the Wildlife Drive/Main Pool area. The Seneca Trail and Headquarters area will open on December 9.

2019 Hunting Regulations
What's Happening

Hours & Trail Openings/Closings

Fishing on the refuge - USFWS.

Visitor Center closed for the season November 28, 2019 - mid-March, 2020. Wildlife Drive closed for the season December 1, 2019 - April 1, 2020 (weather-depending) Seneca Trail closed December 9 - 17, 2019 Esker Brook & South Spring Pool Trails closed until December 18, 2019 Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more!

Visitor Activities

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