G2-1 A drawing of a Pair of ducks looking at each other, sitting on the water

Guided Tours and classroom visits for Ridgefield and Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuges

School groups: We are excited to offer in-class programming for local 4th-grade classes to promote the National Every Kid in a Park Pass Program. We are currently only accepting applications for this program. If you are interested in a field trip, please reach out when we are taking applications for spring programing. 

Application for 4th-grade in-classroom presentations


Other non-school groups: We have limited capacity for small tours and can accommodate a max of 30 people per trip. Please fill out the following Microsoft Form so that we can understand your needs and determine if we are able to accommodate your group. 

Refuge Programming Application


Self Guided Groups

We still need to know that you are coming so that we don't have too many people on-site at one time. We also would like to be able to alert you if there is a closure of any kind. If you are a self-led group please fill out the Refuge Programming Application above. 

A little about this site: 

Please review this page for site and trail information.  

There are no lunch or education shelters onsite however temporary shade tents and tables will be provided as needed. There is one water bottle filling station in the administrative building. 

Restrooms for groups are vault-style pit toilets with hand sanitizers. There is one restroom inside the administrative building that can be used for those participants not able to use the vault toilets. 

Do you have more questions that are not answered on this site or in the education application? Contact us at RidgefieldEducation@fws.gov or 360-887-4106.


For information on the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest visit: 
Junior Duck Stamp | U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (fws.gov)


Related Documents
 Entry Forms (Spanish and English)

Required for all entries

Reference Forms (Spanish and English)

Required for entries by students in grades 7-12