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 local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information.
  • Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, people 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.


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  • Current Conditions

    AS A PUBLIC HEALTH PRECAUTION THE UNION SLOUGH OFFICE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR STAFF AND VISITOR SAFETY. FOR ASSISTANCE CALL 515-928-2523

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    Auto Tour Route Reopens Aug 1!

    The 4.5 mile Auto Tour Route will be open Aug 1-Sept 20 from sunrise to sunset. See the rules below:

    Auto Tour Route Rules

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

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