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.


  • youth lottery

    youth hunt

    It's time to submit your youth waterfowl hunt lottery application!

    Learn more!

  • 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.


Final Hunting and Fishing Package

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a final hunting and fishing package for Red River NWR in Louisiana.

Learn the details here . . .

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
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