Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick



The 31st Annual Nisqually Watershed Festival is Virtual!

2020 NWF Poster

You can watch the 31st Nisqually Watershed Festival in its entirety by going to

The 31st Annual Nisqually Watershed Festival is Virtual!

2020 Winter Flyway

This is the 2020 Winter Flyway

2020 Winter Flyway

The Waterfowl Hunt Area was Expanded in 2019

Changes in the hunt area were effective in 2019 and are still in place today.

Expanded Waterfowl Hunt Area in the Nisqually River Delta

Refuge trails are open


Please be advised that all buildings, restrooms and drinking water are unavailable for the time being. Portable toilets have been provided.

About the Complex

Nisqually NWR Complex

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Nisqually NWR Complex.

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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.

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