Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


  • Public Health Precaution

    The St. Croix WMD Office is temporarily closed to the public for the safety of staff and visitors. WPAs remain open for public use.

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    2021 Haying and Tree Harvest Draft CD

    Haying and Tree Harvesting Compatibility Determination (CD) Open for Public Comment until April 23 2021.

    for more information and documents

  • Accessible Blind at Erickson WPA

    Accessible Blind Now Available

    Blind is available for public use at Erickson WPA and may be reserved by waterfowl hunters with mobility challenges during waterfowl season.

    Accessible Blind Information

  • General and Hunting Regulations on WPAs



  • We Encourage Lead Free Ammunition

    It only takes a small amount of lead to make an eagle sick. Do your part by making the switch to lead free ammunition.

    Lead Free

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