Facility Activities

Red River National Wildlife Refuge offers many different wildlife-based recreational opportunities for our visitors.  Contact us for more information!

Red River National Wildlife Refuge provides hunting opportunities on over 12,000 acres of land on its Bayou Pierre, Spanish Lake Lowlands and Lower Cane River Units. The refuge offers a youthAbout The U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceThe mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Fishing is offered during certain times of the year at the refuge. Available species include largemouth bass, bluegill and catfish. The refuge's facilities for anglers include bank fishing and small boat access.

Take your pick of 2,100 miles of refreshing trails and boardwalks. Whether you want a short, easy walk or a challenging hike, you’re likely to find what you want. Some trails are paved and universally accessible. Some trails include displays on visual arts, local history and culture or environmental education.
Biking is a good way to see wildlife, learn about habitats and photograph nature. Yield to pedestrians; many refuge routes are multi-use trails. Biking may be permitted at sites where it is consistent with a refuge’s statutory purpose. E-bikes are permitted on any refuge roads and trails where traditional bicycle use is allowed, if it is consistent with a refuge’s statutory purpose and the refuge manager determines it to be a compatible use.
From bald eagles to spoonbills, from condors to puffins, birds abound on national wildlife refuges. Refuges provide places for birds to nest, rest, feed and breed making them world-renown for their birding opportunities.
Whether you wield a smartphone or a zoom lens, you’ll find photo-worthy subjects at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries. Wildlife photography is a priority public use on national wildlife refuges, so you’ll find wildlife drives and blinds and overlooks to help you get the images you’re after.
Many refuges champion wildlife viewing as a key recreational activity.