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


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Ski and Snowshoe at the Refuge!

Grab your skis and snowshoes and explore the auto tour road and and one of the four trails! *no off trail exploration allowed*

Trail Map


Changes to Hunting/Fishing Opportunities

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New opportunities include opening of Deep Creek to fishing and addition to snipe to migratory bird hunting.

Rules and Regulations
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Dog Walkers

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We welcome your leashed dog to the refuge. They are allowed in areas where vehicles are permitted including parking lots, roadways, and Auto Tour Road. Help protect nesting wildlife by keeping your pet on a leash.

Rules and Regulations

About the Complex

Inland Northwest NWR Complex

Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Inland Northwest NWR 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