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

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    Refuge Gallery

    Enjoy a selection of refuge photographs from photographer Stephanie Pluscht.

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    Support the Friends Group!

    The non-profit group helps lead educational programs, promotes awareness, and so much more!

    Friends of Bon Secour Naional Wildlife Refuge

  • Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings

    Sea Turtle Nesting Season

    Sea turtles nest at the refuge from June through October. Learn more about these fascinating reptiles and nesting statistics.

    Learn more about the Loggerhead Sea Turtle

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    Every Kid in a Park

    The "Every Kid in a Park" initiative provides all fourth graders and their families free admission to public lands.

    Every Kid in a Park FAQ's

Refuge News

Refuge Facilities and Areas Temporarily Closed

Our small visitor contact station is currently closed due to Covid concerns. However, our trails and beach access locations are open from sunrise until sunset 7 days a week. The Centennial and Gator Lake Trails remain open, however, the Centennial and Gator Lake Trail boardwalks have been closed due to safety concerns. We post updates when both our visitor contact station and boardwalks have been re-opened.

Refuge Pet Policy

No Pets - Resize

Why can't I bring my pet to Bon Secour Refuge? Find out more by reading our pet policy.

Pet Policy

Sea Turtle Nesting Season

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Thousands of sea turtle hatchlings take their first steps right here on Gulf Coast beaches!

Learn more about the loggerhead sea turtle

Take A Hike!

Centennial Trail Boardwalk

Discover nature by exploring Bon Secour NWR trails!

Did You Know?

Alabama Beach Mouse

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Did you know that the Alabama Beach Mouse is an endangered species that can be found only on the Alabama coast?

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About the Complex

Gulf Coast Complex

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Gulf Coast Complex.

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS