Hours & Fees
Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is accessible, free of charge, for public use on a daily basis. Guest registry books are available at Gates 1, 3, and 6. Visitors are encouraged to sign in. Donations are welcome and appreciated. Collection boxes can be found near the parking areas, or you can click HERE to make a donation through the website.
The hiking trails are open seven days a week from dawn to dusk.
Patrons may use the parking area near the road at Gate 1 and hike into the refuge on any day. However, the parking area near Lac D'or and the Parker Reed Shelter will only be accessible during the following hours:
April 21 - October 31
Tuesday - Sunday, 9am - 6pm
November 1 - Late Jan./Early Feb.
Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm
If you new to Hirundo, we encourage you to
check out the map HERE for more context.
Getting Here & Parking
Primary public access to Hirundo is through Gate 1 and Gate 3, both of which are located off of Route 43. Parking areas are available at both gates.
Gate 1 provides access to the Parker Reed Shelter, Trail of the Senses, Outhouses, the Clare Reed Memorial, and the archeological site. Gate 6 is located directly across Rt. 43 from Gate 1, and provides access to five additional hiking trails.
Gate 3 allows guests to park at the beginning of the Pushaw and Pond hiking trails.
Check out the hiking trails map HERE for more information.
Canoes are available for public use, free of charge, on the Pushaw Stream and Dead Stream. Hirundo asks that you call one day in advance to reserve a canoe, so that our staff can make sure everything is prepared for you.
Canoes are available Wednesday through Sunday, during the hours when Gate 1 is open, listed above.
Click HERE for more information on canoeing and kayaking at Hirundo.
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