Time for school again. Don't forget Back Bay NWR offers a variety of free SOL-correlated programs for local schools. Call 301-7329 to schedule.For Educators
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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Time to check out our reptile and amphibian friends! Join us for a guided hike focused on snakes, frogs, turtles and toads!Dates and Times
- June 06, 2015
Come on out for a day of volunteering at your local national wildlife refuge. Clean the Bay Day and National Fishing Week are annual events at Back Bay. Sign up today!!Learn more about the event...
Beginning April 6th the Visitor Contact Station will be open Tuesday - Saturday through the end of May. On June 1st the VCS will be open Tuesday - Sunday. Refuge trails will remain open DAILY from sunrise to sunset. If you would like to purchase a pass please CALL AHEAD (757-301-7329) to ensure a staff member or volunteer will be available to assist you.Details
Spring is here! The Blue Goose Tram will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April and May, departing at 9am and returning by 1pm. No reservations needed.Events
Sometimes called sea hawks, ospreys are fish-eating raptors common to shorelines and coasts. They are often seen perched in large nests built of sticks or hunting over shallow waters. These birds carry their prey head-first from the water to a nearby area (such as a telephone pole or other structure) to feed.
Page Photo Credits Sunset on Back Bay, Larry Wilcox, Tundra Swans/Roger Roberts
, Tundra swan/USFWS, American bittern/Alex Monday (2013), All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 25, 2015
WEST DIKE OPEN MAY 5!!May 05, 2015
The East Dike will close and the West Dike will open on Tuesday, May 5th. Enjoy!Events Information
Explorer BackpacksApril 01, 2014
Check out a pack and explore your national wildlife refuge! Packs must be returned the same day they are checked out.Learn More