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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 and Restrooms Are Closed

The refuge Visitor Center is open with limited hours due to COVID-19 and only porta-pot restrooms are available. Days and hours of operation are Thursday-Saturday from 10 am- 4 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

      DNR naturalist holding bald eagle during program in Visitor Center
      Welcome Back Event Coming May 7

      A Welcome Back to the WILD event will be held May 7 from 8 am to 2 pm around the Visitor Center to celebrate it's reopening after a two-year closure. There will be a Bird walk at 8 am, a hawk and eagle program with live birds at 10 am, a Big Tree walk at noon, children's activities from 10 am- 2 pm, and an owl program with live birds at 1 pm.  Winners of the Indiana Junior Duck Stamp Contest will be recognized at noon. There will also be a silent auction, a cake walk, and food will be available for purchase.   

      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!