c/o Great Meadows NWR
73 Weir Hill Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
The refuge is open to surf-fishing year round, daily, 24 hours. Anglers may be restricted from certain areas within the refuge due to the presence of protected migratory birds and seals.
Wildlife Observation and Photography
Nantucket NWR is a popular destination for birders and others who enjoy observing and photographing wildlife. Gray and harbor seals often haul-out along the beaches at Great Point. Great Point lighthouse adds an interesting element for the photography enthusiast. The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) offers natural history tours during the warmer months. Call (508) 228-6799 for further information.
Through partnership with TTOR, interpretive programming and tours are offered during the summer season.
The refuge is open year-round, sunrise to sunset (10:00 PM to 5 AM -- fishing access only).
There is no charge for access to the refuge via foot and boat. A permit is required for those visitors wishing to access the refuge via over-sand vehicle. To purchase a permit, contact The Trustees of Reservations at (508) 228-6799.
Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is a national educational program to inform visitors about reducing the damage caused by outdoor activities, particularly non-motorized recreation. Leave No Trace principles and practices are based on an abiding respect for the natural world and our fellow wildland visitors. We can act on behalf of the places and wildlife that inspire us by adopting the skills and ethics that enable us to Leave No Trace.
For more information on Leave No Trace, visit the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Web site.