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.
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. $20 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 schedule for 2021 is as follows:
Gates open at sunrise and close one hour before sunset (weather permitting.)
The seasonal trails (Pool 1 connector, Woodies Roost, East portion of Metzger Marsh lakefront dike) are closed for the season. They will be open April 15-September 15.
For more information about events, please call 419-898-0014.
Ottawa NWR Calendar