National Wildlife Refuge System

Fun on Wildlife Refuges

Educating a young hunter
Quality hunting opportunities are available at
more than 330 national wildlife refuges.
Your Guide to Hunting on National Wildlife
Credit: Tina Shaw/USFWS

River Recreation on Wildlife Refuges
Paddling Niobrara at Fort Nibrara Refuge
Paddling Niobrara at Fort Niobrara Refuge
Make a splash on anniversary of Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Read more...
Credit: M Forsberg (Nebraska Tourism)

Great day fishing
Quality fishing opportunities are available at more than 270 national wildlife refuges. Your Guide to Fishing on National Wildlife Refuges
Credit: Steve Hillebrand/USFWS

"Dragonflying" on Refuges Takes Off
These dragonflies were seen at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, NM. Read more...
Credit: Tom MacKenzie/USFWS

Ice Fishing on Refuges
Winter fishing is a tradition in many parts of the country. Find the refuges where you can give it a try.
Credit: Carmen Field

Refuge Week Activities
Great day fishing
National Wildlife Refuge Week is a great time to connect with your local refuge. Read more...
Credit: Penny Gordon

Touring Lighthouses
Lighthouse at St Marks NWR
The lighthouse at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida is one of many historic lighthouses on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service land.  
Credit: Steve Hillebrand/USFWS

bicycling at mountain prairie National wildlife refuge
Bicycle routes on many national wildlife refuges offer scenery and a chance to see wildlife. Read More...
Credit: USFWS

Wild Facts About Thanksgiving Birds
Maybe you thought you knew everything about turkeys. Think again.
Credit: USFWS