Muscatatuck Auto Tour is Closed Due to Flooding

The Auto Tour is currently closed due to rising water over several roads.  Do not try to cross water on any refuge road.  We will post updates as conditions change.

Natural wetlands have attracted and provided wetland habitat to birds and other wildlife at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge for hundreds of years. The small pocket of diverse land and waters has been designated as a Continentally Important Bird Area.
Visitor Center Hours

The refuge Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

Visit Us

National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. Muscatatuck is a pocket of wildlife habitat that is easily accessible to everyone every day, at all times of the year. Look for wildlife along refuge roads, walk the trails, or take part in recreational activities like fishing, hunting, or wildlife photography. The refuge is also a great place to learn about wildlife and the natural environment. Refuge staff and volunteers enjoy helping visitors of all ages connect with nature through many events and programs held throughout the year.

Location and Contact Information

      Weed Wrangle is April 1

      Volunteers of all ages are invited to join us for a "Weed Wrangle" from 9 am- noon on April 1. We will remove invasive plants including garlic mustard (easy to pull) and take out bush honeysuckle (a little harder cutting). Work will begin at the Visitor Center and snacks will be provided when the work is done.  For more information email or call 812-522-4352 x 12.

      What We Do


      Purchasing Federal Duck Stamps is easy! We offer a variety of methods for you to purchase the annual stamp – whether you need one for migratory bird hunting, admittance to a National Wildlife Refuge, as part of your stamp or art collection, to showcase the wildlife species, or because...

      Our Species

      Birds attract the most interest at Muscatatuck and more than 290 species have been seen on the refuge. The wetlands and diverse habitat also provide sanctuary for some species that are now rare in Indiana, including northern copperbelly water snakes, Kirtland's snake and four-toed salamanders. In winter, thousands of greater sandhill cranes spend the winter in the area, often spending the night in refuge wetlands while spending their days feeding off-refuge in harvested farm fields.

      Get Involved

      Partners make Muscatatuck a better place!