March 26, 2020
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Refuge HQ will be closed to the public but the Refuge lands will remain open. All campgrounds and restrooms are closed. One note: the Auto tour will be open to hiking, biking and horseback riding when gates open on April 14th.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy recreational opportunities on the Refuge, however the no camping order will be strictly enforced until we are in a safer period. 

Our staff is available by phone at 509-684-8384 Monday – Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm.

Thank you for visiting!

Explore…View the Wildlife…Relax…

Several Refuge gates close December 31st, reopening on April 15th to motorized traffic. You are welcome to walk, ski or snowshoe behind the closed gates.

Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best. -Henry van Dyke 


The Friends of the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge is an independent, volunteer, non-profit 501c(3) organization chartered in 2000. Our organization is dedicated to promoting the conservation of native fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats on the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge, providing educational opportunities, and fostering understanding and appreciation of the Refuge.

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