We welcome your visit! The Refuge is open to everyone free of charge from dawn to dusk every day. Please watch and enjoy (but do not disturb) the plant and animal life you find here. Smoking, firearms, hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and recreational vehicles (including bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, etc.) are prohibited on the property. Pets on leashes are allowed.

The bird blind is also open year round, but the feeders are stocked October through May only.

This page has two sub-pages:

–> Upcoming Events 

–> ARCHIVED Events & Event Reports

Upcoming Events

Our events are always free, unless otherwise specified. Donations are always welcome.   Education Center Open House The Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge’s EDUCATION CENTER will be OPEN Saturday, July 29th 2024, from 10 am – 12 pm. Stop by to see our natural history collection, learn more about the Refuge, and do a simple, kid-friendly …

ARCHIVED Events & Reports

PAST EVENTS 2024 March – Wildflower Walk … beautiful weather … 30+ participants April – Wildflower Walk … beautiful weather … 30+ participants June – (6/29/2024) Education Center Open House … 13 participants … hot day … leaf rubbing & ID activity Updated March 6, 2015 The Nature Center Open House at the Central Kentucky …


  1. Are our dogs allowed with us?

    1. Pets are allowed at the refuge if they are kept on a leash.

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