OTTAWA NWR EVENTS
There's lots to do at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Hike the 10 miles of trails, feel the sand between your toes on our natural beach, take a cruise on the monthly Wildlife Drive or check out one of our educational programs or events.
Ottawa NWR Calendar
Trails are open sunrise to sunset.
More ways to help...
Use smile.amazon.com and enter Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge as your charity. Use this link when making purchases, and Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase prize to Friends of Ottawa!
Link your Kroger Plus Card to our Kroger Community Rewards Account, (#44591). All of the dollars that you spend at Kroger will make us eligible for a donation through this program.
Ohio residents: Visit www.oplates.com to purchase an Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge license plate. $15 of each plate sold directly supports Ottawa NWR.
With COVID-19, our event calendar is up in the air. All refuge programs are cancelled until further notice.
As of now, the grounds remain open daily and the Wildlife Drive will be open December 19-20, 2020 (weather permitting). Gates open at sunrise and close one hour before sunset.
All refuge trails are closed the weekend of Nov 21 & 22 and the entire week of Nov 30 - Dec 4 for controlled hunting. Seasonal trails (Pool 1 connector, Woodies Roost, East portion of Metzger Marsh lakefront dike) are already closed for the season.)
For more information about events, please call 419-898-0014.