National Wildlife Refuge System

Mobile App for Refuges


A new mobile application for smart phones provides instant information on bird watching, trails and historic sites on national wildlife refuges.

The app is called “myRefuge” and may be downloaded for free for a limited time from iTunes. It is made for the iPhone and the iPad. More refuges are being added to the app regularly. 

For each refuge on the app, there is a detailed map of trails, auto routes and neighboring outdoor recreational areas. The app tells viewers, for example, that the auto tour route on Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, MT, is 19 miles long and takes two to three hours to drive.  The Lombard Ferry on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, WY, ferried westward pioneers across the Green River in the mid-nineteenth century. And there are tips on bear safety at Kenai National wildlife Refuge, AK.  There are also links to the refuge Web site and phone number.

More information on the app is available here.

Last updated: December 13, 2011