Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

  • Observation deck at Seal Beach NWR

    Tours: last Saturday of the Month

    The best way to explore the refuge is through our monthly tour. RSVP required!

    How to RSVP

  • FriendsofSealBeachNWRlogo_150pix

    Friends of Seal Beach NWR

    A 501(c)3 non-profit organization that engages the community with the wildlife refuge. Join them today!

    Friends of Seal Beach homepage

  • stranded rail

    Preparing for Sea Level Rise

    The Service is preparing a cutting-edge project to combat sea-level rise and provide habitat for the endangered light-footed Ridgway's rail.

    Thin-layer Salt Marsh Sediment Augmentation Pilot Project

  • California Least tern with chick

    Refuge photo gallery

    The diverse habitats on the Refuge supports an amazing array of species. See just a few select photos here...

    Seal Beach Wildlife

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.

Learn more about the NWRS