Wildlife Wednesday Tours

Wednesday Nights June (Cancelled), July and August (Decision to Cancel Pending)
Wildlife Wednesday Tourists and locals alike love this tour! Join us Wednesday evenings in July and August for an evening guided auto tour of portions of the refuge's Marshland Wildlife Drive and backcountry roads. The tour begins at 7 p.m. and lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours. We’ll be on the lookout for a variety of wildlife while sharing refuge history and management practices.

Hitch a Ride

Please meet inside the visitor center to coordinate vehicles, pick up binoculars, and begin the tour. The visitor center reopens at 6:30 p.m. on tour days to accommodate guests. Space in refuge vehicles is available first come first served. Once the refuge vehicles are full radios are handed out to the public and they are welcomed to follow along in their personal vehicles.

People wishing to drive their own vehicles who are joining the tour will be required to wash potential seed sources from their vehicles before being allowed to go behind closed gates. The refuge has a site where vehicles can be washed down before the tour. You can help us start on time by visiting a car wash before you come to the refuge for the tour or show up at least 15 minutes before departure and request a wash down. Simply ask at the front desk in the visitor center for assistance in this matter. This procedure is meant to help stop the potential spread of invasive species.