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It's field trip season! Did you know schools can come out to Back Bay NWR and participate in a variety of hands-on activities? Call today to schedule.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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What's Happening

  • APRIL 1st!!

    April 1, 2014 PromoApril 01, 2014

    What happens on April 1st? 1) WEST DIKE TRAIL opens as access to False Cape. 2) EXPLORER BACKPACKS can be checked out. 3) Seasonal FEE collection begins. 4) BLUE GOOSE TRAM runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

    Spring Events
  • Break Your Winter Blues!

    Nature Hike - PROMO

    Spring is here - take a hike with us! We will explore the flora and fauna of Back Bay NWR. All ages are welcome, call to sign up!

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  • Volunteers Needed!

    Get Involved - PROMO

    Have you taken a ride on the Blue Goose Express? Do you want to help with a study of ocean trash or work to keep Back Bay's trails beautiful? Check out our Get Involved page for more information on volunteer opportunities!

    Get Involved
  • Blue Goose Tram Tours


    Spring is in the air! That means the tram will start running on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. No reservations necessary - come on down!

    Spring Tram Tours
Page Photo Credits — Sunset on Back Bay, Larry Wilcox, Tundra Swans, Roger Roberts
, Blue Goose Express, USFWS, American bittern, Alex Monday/2013, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2014


  • Break Your Winter Blues!

    Nature Hike - PROMOApril 15, 2014 - May 04, 2014

    Spring is here - time to get outside! Come take a hike with us to check out the flora and fauna enjoying the season.

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  • Explorer Backpacks

    April 1, 2014 PromoApril 01, 2014

    Check out a pack and explore your national wildlife refuge!

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