Last Day the Fishing Loop is Open

September 30
Ducks September 30 annually is the last day the Fishing Loop is open. Starting October 1 the Fishing Loop will be closed to all traffic, including foot and bike traffic. This is to provide a place for migrating birds to rest undisturbed. Birds that live on the refuge throughout the summer months are often times accustomed to people and cars. Birds that stop at the refuge during migration are easily disturbed. These birds need their energy to complete their long flight. This is the reason for the closure of the Fishing Loop at an earlier date than the Marshland Wildlife Drive.

See you in the spring!

The Fishing Loop reopens May 15 annually.