Walking Trails

Wetland observation deck

Nature's secrets are waiting to be discovered along 4 miles of seasonal and year-round trails.

Year-Round Nature Trail

A one-mile long nature trail meanders through a variety of refuge habitats, past wildlife viewpoints and interpretive stops and ends in an expansive view at the wetland observation deck. This trail surface is made up of compact small gravel. From the parking lot to the wetland observation deck, the grade of the year-round nature trail does not exceed 5%.

Seasonal Trails

From May 1st through September 30th, visitors are permitted to walk on 3 miles of service roads. The road surface is uneven, loose gravel. From October 1st through April 30th, the seasonal trails (service roads) are closed to all public entry to provide sanctuary for wildlife.

Trail Map

Download a map of our trail system (1.5mb PDF)

Helpful Tips

  • Be sure to check out the information kiosks before heading out on the trails.
  • Trails are for walking only. Wildlife are sensitive to fast movement, so we aren't able to allow bicycling, jogging, or running.
  • Pets are not allowed on the refuge. Wildlife are scared by domestic animals and will disappear before you ever get a chance to see them.
  • The refuge parking lot is open daily from dawn to dusk.