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.


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    Aldo Leopold Day

    Join us for free and fun activities on Saturday March 7th!

    Aldo Leopold Day

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    Looking for a Summer Job?!

    If you are between ages 15-18 years old apply today!

    Find out more!

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    Winter Photo Contest

    Enter the Winter on our Refuge Photo Contest sponsored by the Friends of the Refuge Headwaters

    Winter Photo Contest 2020

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    Commercial Fishing Guides

    Fishing guides operating within the Refuge will need to apply for and obtain a permit.

    Commercial Fishing Guide Process for 2020

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    Check Out Our Webcams!

    Get an inside view of birds in their habitat!


What's Going On?

View wildlife on our webcams.


These webcams give you an inside view of birds in their habitat!


Final Compatibility Determinations

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View the final signed compatibility determinations and program requirements.

Final Signed Compatibility Determinations

News Releases


Stay current with public events and important notices on the refuge.

News Releases
Discover Wildlife

Discover Wildlife


Mayflies, dragonflies, bald eagles all grace the skies. Walleye, perch and largemouth bass swim below the river. Why not give dragonfly watching a chance?

Discover Wildlife

Be a patient photographer

Be a Patient Photographer


Wildlife shots take time. What better place to relax and wait then outside on a refuge.

Wildlife Photography Tips

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