Current Conditions

Inclement Weather
The refuge operate an inclement weather hotline. This is the best way to obtain up to date information on the states trail and facilities due to weather events. 301-497-5763 

 Covid-19 Response

 By Executive Order, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 all persons in Federal buildings and on Federal lands are required to wear face masks. Masks are to be worn when six feet of social distancing is not possible. We ask that while you are on the Refuge you adhere to this order. Thank you.

South Tract 
The visitor center is currently not available. The grounds and trails will remain open to visitors from sunrise to sunset. See schedule 
North Tract
Patuxent Research Refuge’s North Tract has a self-serve registration. During inclement weather the registration is inside. Masks are required. Please read this safety notice about unexploded ordnance and active gun ranges. See schedule