Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene.


  • Duck Hunting

    New Hunt Plan in Effect

    Tamarac Refuge has new migratory bird hunting zones and now open to more species.

    New Hunt Brochure

  • PHotoDisplay

    Tamarac Photo Contest

    Enter your favorite refuge photos! Scenic, Wildlife, Plants, Recreation & Abstract Catergories.

    See the Winners!

  • Deer hunter in stand

    Hunters: Consider Lead Free

    We encourage deer hunters to use lead free ammunition for firearm deer hunting on our refuge lands.

    Learn More

  • snowshoes

    Give it a Try!

    Snowshoes are available for loan at the Visitor Center during open hours.

  • Winter VC

    Winter Hours

    Visitor Center Closed. Enjoy the Trails!

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