Our Services

Explore the exhibit hall to discover more about the refuge and the wildlife that calls it home!  Refuge staff and volunteers can help answer questions you may have about the refuge.

Visitor Center Hours 
 
Monday            8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday           8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday      8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday          8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday               8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday          10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (as volunteer staffing allows)
Sunday            1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (as volunteer staffing allows)

The visitor center also has a nature store operated by the Friends of Red River Refuge open only when volunteers are available to staff it. If you're making a special trip to buy something from the nature store, please call ahead to see if it is open.

There are 5 miles of hiking trails at the Visitor Center/Headquarters Unit.  Trails are open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset.  Well behaved dogs on leashes are always welcome but please be respectful to other visitors and pick up after your pet.

We welcome hunters and fishermen but anybody wishing to hunt and fish on the Refuge must carry a signed copy of the Refuge hunting and and fishing brochure.

Red River National Wildlife Refuge near Melrose, Louisiana, has cooperative agriculture opportunities for farming on two units for up to five years. The first unit is approximately 450 acres and the second is approximately 1,000 acres. Crops are allowed, including rice, milo,...