For EducatorsSeptember 01, 2015
Calling all 4th graders and 4th grade teachers! Have you heard about the Every Kid in a Park program? A special pass is available to 4th grade students that covers entrance fees to all federal lands. Check out the Every Kid in a Park website for more information!Every Kid in a Park!
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
- October 26, 2015
The annual deer and hog hunt will take place at Back Bay NWR and False Cape State Park October 26-28, 2015. The refuge and park will be closed to the general public during the hunt.
Hunters will be on the refuge to scout out their zones from October 17-25.All hunters must wear blaze orange while scouting sites at the refuge.Refuge Hunt Information
- October 31, 2015
Come on out for a Halloween day of volunteering at your local national wildlife refuge. We will meet at 9:00am at the Visitor Contact Station. All volunteers in costume will receive a prize!Events
- October 01, 2015
Night surf fishing is back! Permits are currently available at either the Visitor Contact Station or Refuge Headquarters. Please call ahead to be sure someone is available to sell a permit.Check out the event page for more details.Night Surf Fishing Event Page
The off-season schedule for the Visitor Contact Station begins September 8th. From Labor Day to Memorial Day the VCS will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. The refuge grounds remain open from sunrise to sunset.
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: Oct 07, 2015
Snakes, Frogs and Turtles!January 01, 0001
Time to check in with our reptile and amphibian friends! Join us for a guided hike focused on snakes, frogs, turtles and toads! Walks will be held on select days from August 29 - October 11.Dates and Times
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