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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining 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


  • VC closed due to virus

    Visitor Center is Closed

    Trails are open but center and restrooms are closed.

  • Walking Trails

    Get in touch with nature by walking refuge trails.

    Headquarters Trail Map


Current Conditions

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Due to the CoronaVirus Health Emergency the Red River NWR Visitor Center is CLOSED until further Notice.


Hunting/Fishing Permit

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This free permit provides information on refuge rules and regulations as they pertain to public use including hunting and fishing on the refuge. Read, print, sign, and keep this permit with you at all times when hunting or fishing on the refuge. The permit in the link below is the equivalent of the hunting/fishing permit available in person at the Visitor Center.

Red River NWR Hunting/Fishing Permit

Nature Cameras


Visit the refuge from the comfort of your home or phone!

Link to Cameras

Educational Group Visits


Dates for ranger-guided visits to the refuge are completely booked for spring 2019. There are several different ways you can use the refuge as an outdoor classroom, including self-guided activities for your group.

Click here to learn more about group visit options.
Wildlife Rehabilitation
eBird Trail Tracker

eBird Trail Tracker

eBird Trail Tracker

Discover what birds have been seen recently at the refuge using Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker.

Click here to access the eBird Trail Tracker.

Facebook Page

Events Calendar on Facebook

Be sure to "like" the Red River Refuge Facebook page. You can stay up to date on all of the current happenings at the Refuge. This is the best place to go for up-to-minute information. Even if you don't have a Facebook account you should be able to access the "Events" tab of our Facebook page.

Refuge Facebook Page

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