Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. Visitor Centers and other facilities, however, may be closed. Scheduled events may be cancelled. Please follow public health guidelines and avoid congregating. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.


Geo-referenced PDF QR Code

New Map for your Mobile Device!

Use the QR code or link below to download a geo-referenced map with boundaries that is compatible with apps such as Avenza.

Click here to open the map for download

Refuge Information

Current Conditions- COVID-19

While the Refuge itself remains open to the public, the Visitor Center is closed to public access. Please stay tuned for further updates and stay safe!

Road Closure

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Madison Parish Police Jury has closed Charles Brown Road leading to the Tendal area of the Refuge.

CLOSURE: Charles Brown Road to Tendal

Lottery Hunt Applications & Annual Use Permit

Do you need to purchase your Annual Permit or apply for Lottery Hunts? Visit iSportsman to do it online. Click the link below to visit the website!

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Want to Get Involved?

Join the Tensas River Refuge Association!

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If you are interested in getting involved in refuge projects, think about joining the Tensas River Refuge Association. TRRA is a non-profit group that supports the conservation mission of Tensas River NWR.

Learn more about the Tensas River Refuge Association...

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