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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain 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


  • Nature Connect 1

    Nature is still Open!

    Tamarac hiking trails and the Blackbird Wildlife Drive remains open. Social distance at Tamarac Refuge!

  • Spring Ducks

    Waterfowl Arrives

    Lakes are opening up! Ducks, geese, swans and loons have arrived.

  • Wildlife Drive

    Blackbird Wildlife Drive Open

    Nature is still open! Take a drive and watch Tamarac wake up this spring.

  • Toad

    Wild Wednesdays

    Have gone virtual! Check out the weekly video, craft and activity. Adventures for 3-7 yr olds.

    Wild Wednesdays

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