• Lake Caroline is Open

    Lake Caroline is open from August 1 through October 31. Required fishing permit and boating regulations are available below.

    Hunting/Fishing Permit

  • 2019 wildlife celebration

    Fall Wildlife Celebration

    Join us for a day of free nature and wildlife fun on Saturday, October 19 from 10am-2pm!

    Fall Wildlife Celebration

  • Walking Trails

    Get in touch with nature by walking refuge trails.

    Headquarters Trail Map

Refuge Information

Hunting/Fishing Permit


This free permit provides information on refuge rules and regulations as they pertain to hunting and fishing on the refuge. Read, print, sign, and keep this permit with you at all times when hunting or fishing on the refuge. The permit below is the equivalent of the hunting/fishing permit available in person at the Visitor Center.

2018-2019 Red River NWR Hunting/Fishing Permit

Bottomland Hardwood Restoration Project


In 2008 The Conservation Fund purchased land, replanted bottomland hardwood trees on it, and donated it to the refuge in 2010 becoming part of the Lower Cane River Unit. Thank you to the organizations and donors who made this project happen! Now, a decade later, check out the monitoring summary below.

2019 Monitoring Summary

Nature Cameras


Visit the refuge from the comfort of your home or phone!

Link to Cameras

Educational Group Visits


Dates for ranger-guided visits to the refuge are completely booked for spring 2019. There are several different ways you can use the refuge as an outdoor classroom, including self-guided activities for your group.

Click here to learn more about group visit options.
Wildlife Rehabilitation
eBird Trail Tracker

eBird Trail Tracker

eBird Trail Tracker

Discover what birds have been seen recently at the refuge using Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker.

Click here to access the eBird Trail Tracker.

Facebook Page

Events Calendar on Facebook

Be sure to "like" the Red River Refuge Facebook page. You can stay up to date on all of the current happenings at the Refuge. This is the best place to go for up-to-minute information. Even if you don't have a Facebook account you should be able to access the "Events" tab of our Facebook page.

Refuge Facebook Page

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

Learn more about the NWRS