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 alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors 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.


Features

  • Current Conditions

    For the safety of staff and visitors refuge office hours have changed.

    Refuge office hours details...

  • Hunting Along Field

    New Hunting Opportunities

    The Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area is expanding their hunt program.

    Learn more...

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    So Long For Now!

    Our monarch butterflies are headed south for the winter. But don’t worry-they’ll be back again next spring!

    So Long For Now

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.

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