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  • 2015 Hunt Application

    Applications for hunting at Assabet River, Great Meadows and Oxbow NWR are available online July 1st-31st.

    Eastern MA Permits Website

  • Lowell Students Raise Turtles

    Read about how elementary students in Lowell are helping the refuge raise threatened Blanding's turtles.

    Read the story on the blog

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    Every Kid in the Park

    The "Every Kid in a Park" initiative provides all fourth graders and their families free admission to their public lands.

    Every Kid in the Park FAQs

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

There are events year-round for the whole family at Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge and the rest of the refuges in the Eastern Massachusetts complex. Check out our events calendar to find one near you!

Upcoming Events

About the Complex

Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The complex is comprised of eight refuges.

Oxbow is managed as part of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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Around the Refuge

  • Visitor Contact Station

    Future site of visitor contact station - USFWS.

    In fall of 2011 a public hearing was held. As a result, the Devens Enterprise Commission granted a Unified Permit to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to build a "Visitor Contact Station" at the Oxbow Wildlife Refuge on Hospital Road, Devens, MA.

    Learn more
  • Get Involved

    Baby painted turtle - USFWS.

    There are many ways to get involved at Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers and interns are an invaluable addition to our workforce. Visit the Get Involved page to learn about ways that you can help conserve our natural resources.

    Get Involved
  • Visitor Activities

    School group on the refuge - USFWS.

    There are activities on the refuge throughout the seasons including wildlife viewing, photography, hunting, fishing, environmental education and interpretation. Check out our visitor activities page to learn more.

    Visitor Activities
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 08, 2015
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