For boundless opportunities to discover nature in all its splendor, national wildlife refuges are unsurpassed. From all parts of the globe, about 44 million visitors flock to nature's treasure troves each year.

The National Wildlife Refuge System's extensive trails, boardwalks, observation decks, hunting and photography blinds, fishing piers and boat launches offer great opportunities to learn and have fun. Click on the photos below to find out just where to go.

Great Scenic Drives HH Water Trails HH Scenic Snow Trails
Sandhill Granes HH Resurrection Bay, Alaska HH
Here’s a sampling of some super refuge drives to whet your appetite for the wonders of wildlife. More . . . HH Resurrection Bay, Alaska. More . . . HH Explore scenic nature trails by snowshoe or cross-country ski at a national wildlife refuge. Here are some refuges made for snowy fun.
Credit: Marvin DeJong HH Credit: Ronald Laubenstein HH Credit: USFWS
Afraid of Nature? Who You? HH Monarch Migration Trail HH Milkweed for Monarchs
Dispelling fears of nature - here's how refuge rangers do it. More . . . HH Five Super Stops on Monarch Migration Trail More . . . HH Monarch butterflies are in trouble. What can you do? Consider collecting and sowing milkweed seed to help struggling monarch butterflies. More here. . .
Credit: USFWS HH Credit: John Holmes/USFWS HH