Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

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Learn about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Red-cockaded woodpecker

The Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW), an endangered species, has first priority in refuge management on Piedmont. The RCW, a native bird of the southeastern forests, prefers mature, older age, open canopy pine stands with a low ground cover of grasses and forbs.

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Learn as a volunteer

Learn and volunteer 150W

Our volunteer program seeks to combine the interests of the volunteer with the work needed to be accomplished in order to achieve a productive partnership, one which will ensure the conservation of resources within the refuge.

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Activities

Things to do

Photography 150W

There are plenty of wildlife viewing and photography opportunities. Hunters, fishermen, bird watchers, hikers of all ages will find what they are looking for at Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge.

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About the Complex

Piedmont Complex

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Piedmont Complex.

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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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